Bernhardt/Hamlet (Queensland Theatre) [Brisbane]
Monday June 6, 2022 - 6:30 PM
Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre Company
78 Montague Road
South Brisbane, 4101
Special offer: see notes regarding ticket packages from Queensland Theatre
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About the Show
TO BE, OR NOT TO BE … THEATRE STAR SARAH BERNHARDT ABSOLUTELY WILL BE.
It’s Paris in 1899, and star of the stage Sarah Bernhardt has set her sights on playing Hamlet. Too old to play the ingenue and too bored to play the stale roles written for women, the diva needs a genuine crowd-pleaser to save her debt-ridden theatre. What better work than Shakespeare’s finest play? And who better to take on the greatest part ever written than the greatest actress of the century?
Traditionalists are horrified — a woman playing the sacred role of the Prince of Denmark? It’s at best a gimmick, and at worst an unnatural upending of the status quo. As Sarah and her players delve into what makes Hamlet tick, the whole city is watching and waiting to see whether this bold plan will be her legacy, or her folly.
A vivid real-life backstage story by American playwright Theresa Rebeck, Bernhardt/Hamlet is a fast-moving, audacious comedy about a 19th century woman issuing a challenge to the system that still resonates today.
Queensland Theatre would like to extend an invitation to our Auslan Patrons to purchase 2022 Season Packages. This is a heavily subsidised package offer and is only available to patrons and their companion in need of the Auslan Interpretation Services.
Here is the list of Auslan interpreted performances on offer.
- Bernhardt/Hamlet – Monday 6 June 2022
- The Sunshine Club – Monday 18 July 2022 (at QPAC)
- The Almighty Sometimes – Monday 22 August 2022
- Othello – Monday 9 September 2022
- First Casualty – Monday 21 November 2022
- Robyn Archer – Monday 4 July 2022 (NOTE: this show is not part of the ticketing package below, tickets will be sold separately)
Updated package deal for Auslan interpreted shows! Click here for special price on 5 x show package.
If you have any questions regarding this package, please do not hesitate to contact Queensland Theatre.
PHONE: Queensland Theatre Box Office
Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5.00pm
(07) 2102 7527