Shakespeare’s Globe in Harpa 23rd July at 19:30
The world renowned Shakespeare’s Globe will perform Hamlet, known as Shakespeare’s greatest play, in Eldborg at Harpa. This theatre production will be the first on Eldborg stage. Dromgoole and his Executive Producer Tom Bird, who organised Globe to Globe 2012, have orchestrated a phenomenal marathon tour of Hamlet – co-directed by Dromgoole and another colleague, Bill Buckhurst – to be performed in every single country on earth between 23 April 2014 and 23 April 2016. The former is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, and the second is the quarter centenary of his death.
The small company of actors will travel to all nations in the world to stage Hamlet in a huge range of unique and atmospheric venues, from town squares to national theatres. They will travel by boat, train, car and aeroplane, planning their routes across the seven continents to minimise the tour’s carbon footprint as much as possible. Dromgoole doubts that any production has ever played to a bigger range of venues. They started the tour in London’s beautiful, sixteenth-century Middle Temple Hall and rounding off at Hamlet’s own Elsinore Castle before returning to the Globe.
Today the company has already travelled to 25 countries and Iceland is next.