SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019
HAMLET IN THE PARK
The Amphitheatre, ROMA STREET PARKLAND
4pm YELLOW BIRD TRIO
Prepare for Shakespeare in style, as string ensemble Yellow Bird Trio serenades you with delightful chamber music before the play!
En garde! Agente! Watch authentic Shakespearean swordplay by Prima Spada and learn about the skills and weaponry used in historical fencing.
Directed by TAMA MATHESON
and TABATHA MCFADYEN
Experience Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy about the Danish prince who vows to avenge his father’s murder. This production will feature TAMA MATHESON (director with Opera Australia) as Hamlet, EUGENE GILFEDDER (multi Matilda Award winner) as King Claudius, LAURA KENEALLY (TV actor) as Queen Gertrude, ELLEN BAILEY (Storm Boy | Queensland Theatre) as Ophelia, plus a supporting cast of Brisbane’s finest Shakespeare actors.
About Roma Street Parkland
This is the first time our festival will be held in Roma Street Parkland! The lush open-air amphitheatre features grass-covered seats, but bring a rug or pillow for extra comfort.
“To be or not to be hungry?” will not be the question, as woodfired pizzas and drinks will be available for purchase, before and during Hamlet. Come early for pre-performance food, live music and swordplay! Free facepainting for kids.
TRAVEL INFORMATION: The parkland is a 10 minute walk from Brisbane’s CBD and is adjacent to Roma Street bus and train station. Metered parking is available at College Close Car Park and along Parkland Boulevard. For dropoffs, Wickham Terrace is the closest road to the amphitheatre.
Roma Street Parkland Map