A Two Woman Hamlet

Theatre (lgbt, adaptation)

  • Fringe Online - YouTube
  • Watch onDemand (available from 7 August)
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Sherman & Friends
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing themes, Scenes of violence
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Description

It's pretty much what it sounds like! Two women using nothing but their imaginations, a skull and a couple of fancy scarves bring a fast-paced, inventive and surprisingly joyful production of Hamlet to life. The Washington Post called the inaugural production in Washington DC 'ingenious' and 'enjoyably antic'. Whether you love Shakespeare or hate him, we promise this production has something for you.

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  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

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Pam Massingill 1 day ago

I loved this show! I am amazed the Actors Collette and Sweet managed to keep all their lines straight with so many fast paced character changes. And not just keeping it straight but delivering each and every line with panache. That Director Sherman managed to take a 4 hour play down to an hour and have it still be vibrant art is brilliant.

Erik Harrison 2 days ago

If you love Shakespeare, this is a joyful, queer, brilliant rediscovery of the original text that blew the top of my head off when I saw it.

If you don't love Shakespeare, this is a funny, irreverent, cheeky piece of comedy that skewers all imaginable pretension.

Sherman and Friends have jettisoned every bit of baggage until all that's left is Hamlet - a good play, with some jokes and some tears, as it should be.


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Neurodiverse Review (4/5 stars) 2 days ago

It’s excellent to see Mara Sherman’s taut direction play out through A Two Woman Hamlet, when creatives from our communities work on Shakespeare they bring out the humanity and depth others miss.

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Neurodiverse Review (4/5 stars) 3 days ago

It’s not easy to get Shakespeare’s most famous play down to fringe length from over 4 hours, but Sherman & Friends, a loose US theatre collective have managed this impossible feat. When such well-known classical texts are truncated it is as much about what is absent than what is included.

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