Broadsides return with Shakespeare classic

NORTHERN Broadsides return to the Stephen Joseph Theatre with a haunting production of Hamlet from 22 to 26 March.

The production is directed by Northern Broadsides’ associate director Conrad Nelson and employs theatrical sleight-of-hand to conjure ghosts of the dead and demons of the mind, bringing to the stage an inventive and insightful take on the tortured Danish prince.

The cast includes:

l Nicholas Shaw, who was in a production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, in the title role;

l Becky Hindley, who played Charlotte Hoyle in Coronation Street and has been in several productions at the SJT including Jack Lear and Improbable Fiction, as Gertrude;

l Natalie Dew, who was in Arabian Nights at the RSC, as Ophelia;

l Fine Time Fontayne, who was in a Northern Broadsides production of Othello, as Claudius; and

l brothers David Colvin as Rosencrantz and Richard Colvin as Guildenstern, appearing together on stage for the first time.

Celebrated for their revelatory approach to Shakespeare and featuring a multi-talented company of charismatic actors, Northern Broadsides has won a loyal following worldwide.