Rye Creative Centre (RCC) is staging a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from February 28 to March 3. Hamlet is the launch project of new Hastings-based theatre company Theatre Nation – the production team behind Paris Snow Musical (Kino-Teatr, March 2017).
Emily Carding plays the Prince. A renowned Shakespearean performer, her extraordinary one-woman Richard III has toured nationally and internationally to great acclaim. She recently moved to St Leonards, and on seeing her performance in Rye, Director Patrick Kealey instantly cast her as Hamlet.
Hastings, St Leonards and surrounding areas are rife with professional theatre talent. Theatre Nation was created to channel this talent to produce professional, high quality, local theatre. Partly a means to develop theatre infrastructure, partly a move to create a long-term theatre ensemble, partly a drive to encourage ambition and arts accessibility: Theatre Nation decided that Hamlet was the perfect place to start.
Beyond this, the company is actively working with Respond Academy, Hastings Academy and the William Parker and Helenswood academies to work with young people and the community in new ways.
Venue: Rye Creative Centre, 37 New Road, Rye, TN31 7L
Performances start at 7:30pm.
Tickets: available online £14.61 – £16.76
Poster detail by Theatre Nation