141 – Hamlet Unplugged Review

I saw Hamlet performed by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire on June 22, 2024.

This theater company performs Shakespeare plays the way they were done back in the Bard’s day: no microphones, minimal sets, props, and costumes, and an all male cast. It was a fascinating experience to see Hamlet performed in a way that Shakespeare himself would have recognized, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easily my imagination filled in the blanks. “The play’s the thing,” after all, not elaborate sets or even actors who perfectly look the part.

Learn more about The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and the important work they do to present Shakespeare plays in their original style at tlcm.co.uk.