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Outrageous Fortune

Debs Newbold in association with Square Chapel Arts Centre, Greenwich Theatre, Harrogate Theatre & York Theatre Royal

Outrageous Fortune – Work in Progress

Fri 25 Jan, 6:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £5

Join us for an exclusive early sharing of Debs Newbold’s Outrageous Fortune: an ambitious new work re-telling the story of Shakespeare’s Hamlet through the eye’s of his mother, Gertrude. How does a mature, experienced woman respond to having her sexuality ridiculed, power quashed and agency denied by the men around her? In the 400 years since Hamlet was written, what, if anything, has changed? With an original parallel narrative and live drum score, Outrageous Fortune will place Shakespeare’s iconic text under a 21st century lens and offer an alternative perspective; putting a woman front and centre in this notorious story of male revenge.

This is a relaxed event that will offer audiences an insight into the artistic process and an opportunity to chat and feedback to the creative team before the work is redeveloped for a national tour later in the year. Light refreshments will be provided.