Arts & Entertainment

Hamlet on Fort Denison

The Sydney Shakespeare Company will be performing Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy, Hamlet on one of Sydney Harbour’s most recognizable features, Fort Denison.

After the Sydney Shakespeare Company’s highly acclaimed productions of Othello in 2011 and The Merchant of Venice in 2013, Hamlet is the third production from the company and will no doubt prove to be popular with audiences and critics alike. Steven Hopley will be playing the title role, as well as being director of the production. He is known for his passion for intimate and simple productions, with a strong focus on the text and getting the most from his actors.

Fort Denison has a long and varied history, from the early days of convict settlement to suffering friendly fire in World War Two, however Hamlet will be the first play to be performed on the island fort. This rendition of Hamlet will be an intimate, immersive experience for the audience, with numbers limited to fifteen per show. With massive sandstone fortifications, canon and Martello tower, this showpiece of Sydney’s history will no doubt be as melancholic a setting as any Danish moor.

March 2nd – April 27th, Fort Denison,  NSW 2090, tickets available: