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Admiration Theatre presents

TOWER HAMLET

Directed by John Seaforth

PRESS PERFORMANCE: WED 17 February, 7.30PM

Director John Seaforth and Admiration Theatre
present Shakespeare's greatest play Hamlet
- a macabre tale of revenge, thwarted happiness and betrayal -
in a highly original and creative production

A large cast perform five different kinds of theatre:
Traditional British Shakespeare, Stanislavski Tradition, Lecoq Tradition, Mime and the Grotowski Tradition in
Tower Hamlet

Showing that it's not the story but the way of telling that makes theatre creative
No one who loves theatre should miss this celebration of talent and imagination.
Exploring theatrical form and the art of the actor. Entertaining and enlightening.

Following the successful Romeo and Juliet Docklands, The Space, Isle of Dogs 2009, Admiration Theatre are creating Tower Hamlet. Five different groups of actors prepare different scenes from the play, each working in a different theatre tradition, including researching the cultural history of the Borough and different locations in Tower Hamlets to put into the scenes and the characters.
The Project is Directed by John Seaforth who spent many years in the training of many groups and companies across Europe. He has trained in all five methods including touring in the original Ur-Hamlet by Odin Teatret, studying Corporeal Mime with Ella Jaroszewicz at Magenia in Paris, and studying under Philippe Gaulier. He is an elected member of the Equity Theatre Directors Committee, and has taught at the Actors Centre, as well as in France and Poland. John Seaforth hopes that the production may encourage the public to think of theatre as an art form, like dance or visual art, with movements, periods and trends.

Rehearsals began in July, and have included a Seminar with 44 professional actors on the Traditions of Shakespeare in Contemporary Britain, the performance Ghost Song Shakespeare at The Courtyard Theatre 30 October to 1 November, and The Theatre Conference Tower Shakespeare at the Brady Arts Centre, E1, on Monday 7 December, where the public could see performances and take part in Admiration's training and discussions of the project.

TOWER HAMLET 2010 - promoting East London as a first rate location for creative theatre, nationally and internationally. Theatre is art - There are no limits to the creative imagination. Tower Hamlet is a public arts education initiative for the local community of the Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Admiration Theatre previously sponsored by The Mercers' Charitable Foundation, Canary Wharf Company, Awards for All National Lottery, Isle of Dogs Community Foundation (IDCF), Union Railways
See The Stage http://blogs.thestage.co.uk/education/2009/08/a-hamlet-for-tower-hamlets/index.html

Admiration attained critical acclaim for their all-female production of Ubu Roi at the Courtyard Theatre in 2004. Admiration was founded in 2001 by John Seaforth, Artistic Director. He is a European trained theatre director, who with his company work on experimental approaches to performance, inspired by a wide range of practicing artists, traditions and institutions, including Philippe Gaulier, Ella Jaroszewicz, Odin Teatret, the Grotowski Institute and others. Admiration Theatre are members of Arts and Business.

"The direction has the fluidity of a cartoon" -The Times (on Ubu Roi)
"One of the eeriest theatrical occasions I can recall" -The Guardian (on Ubu Roi)

www.admirationtheatre.com
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Lara Pattison
Ophelia/Barnardo
Maya Thomas
Polonius/Hamlet/Player/Gravedigger
Talullah Windmill Last
Claudius/Ghost

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