When award-winning lip synch maestro and intrepid drag fabulist, Dickie Beau, realised that he might never play The Dane, he decided instead to turn himself into a human Hamlet mix-tape. He would channel audio recordings of great historical performances of theatre's most famous role, to “re-member” the ghosts of Hamlet from the past
Along the way, he stumbled upon the story of one especially masterful Hamlet; one that left an indelible mark on all who saw it. But it is a Hamlet that cannot be “re-membered” – because no recording exists. Except in the memories of those who were there.
Humorous and haunting, Re-Member Me is part documentary theatre, part 21st-century séance, and the unforgettable story behind the greatest Hamlet almost never seen.
Post-show talk on Tue 28 Nov, hosted by Kate Dorney:
Kate Dorney is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre & Performance at the University of Manchester. She teaches and researches across twentieth and twenty-first century performance practice including Shakespeare; arts funding; scenography and costume design and performance documentation and curation.
Re-Member Me was first presented by the Almeida Theatre and developed with the support of the National Theatre’s New Work Department, Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, and Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre.