A Filthy Take On Hamlet Comes To TheatreN16

Book now for Gertrude The Cray at Theatre N16

Howard Barker’s Gertrude – The Cry is to be presented at Theatre N16 in a co-production with LWL Entertainment Ltd from 12-30 June 2016. Combining feminism, sex and objectification into his own take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Howard Barker’s Gertrude is a complicated, challenging and utterly filthy play. The titular Gertrude will be played by Izabella Urbanowicz (Truth and Reconciliation, Royal Court Theatre; The Session, Soho Theatre; Hamlet Peckham, The Bussey Building; What You Will: Pop Up Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Globe; and The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC/Origin Pictures)). She also currently stars in I’m Not Jesus Christ at Theatre N16. The cast will also include Alexander Hulme (Abominations, Etcetera Theatre, and The Glass Protégé, Park Theatre) as Claudius, Jamie Hutchins (Hello Norma Jeane, Park Theatre) as Hamlet, Stephen Oswald (Nobody’s Business, King’s Head Theatre) as Cascan, LJ Reeves (Antigone, The Hope Theatre) as Ragusa, David Zachary (The Kissing Dance, Ye … Read more

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Nobody's Business at the King's Head Theatre

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