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Hamnet + Q and A After Show (Brisbane Festival) [Queensland]

Hamnet + Q and A After Show (Brisbane Festival) [Queensland]

Ticketing Information



Tuesday September 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM


Cremorne Theatre – QPAC
Grey St
South Brisbane, Queensland


Contact QTIX on email:


Sarah Bennett

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

DEAD CENTRE (IRE) – Australian Premiere Exclusive to Brisbane

William Shakespeare had one son. He named him Hamnet. Shakespeare then left home to pursue his career in the theatre, effectively abandoning his family. In 1596, he was told that the boy – who was then eleven years old – was seriously ill. By the time Shakespeare returned home, Hamnet had died. In 1599, Shakespeare wrote a play called Hamlet.

Hamnet is too young to understand Shakespeare. And he is one letter away from being a great man. We are too old to understand Hamnet. We meet in the middle, in a theatre.

From the makers of the multi award-winning productions LIPPY and Chekhov’s First Play (both seen at Brisbane Festival in 2016), Hamnet is a solo work for an 11-year-old boy. Using live video and dead video, Dead Centre attempts to bridge the gap between two generations


To book tickets with clear sightlines to Auslan interpreters, please email or call (07) 3840 7466.