Tallinn City Theatre
Director: Priit Võigemast
Designer: Marion Undusk
Lighting designer: Priidu Adlas,
Sound and video designer: Veiko Tubin
Composer: Rasmus Puur
Choreographer: Maiken Schmidt
Cast: Hamlet – Alo Kõrve, Claudius – Rain Simmul, Gertrud – Epp Eespäev, Polonius – Andrus Vaarik, Ophelia – Evelin Võigemast, Laertes – Tõnn Lamp, Horatio – Mart Toome, Guildenstern – Indrek Ojari, Rosencrantz – Argo Aadli, Cornelius and the gravedigger – Margus Tabor, Reynaldo – Kristjan Üksküla, Hamlet’s father’s ghost– Aleksander Eelmaa, Marcellus – Tarvo Elblaus
Priit Võigemast’s “Hamlet” is the second one in Tallinn City Theatre during the last 14 years and Alo Kõrve’s performance is the 14th on the Estonian theatre scene. History also plays a huge role in Võigemast’s performance – the director gathered inspiration both from the bootlegging between Estonia and Finland in the 1920s and from the sword duels or academic fencing sessions which took place between the students who belonged to fraternities during the first republic. How the Danish prince is or is not in these situations can be seen at the DRAMA festival in Tartu.
The premiere was
held on October 27, 2012
The performance lasts for 3 hours and 30 minutes.