Hamlet (solo) at Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Where: Baillie Theatre, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane
When: May 23-25, 2024
Cost: Tickets range from $65 to $87 incl. fees and taxes and can be purchased at soulpepper.ca/performances/hamletsolo.

Details: Hamlet (solo), performed by Raoul Bhaneja, will be on the Soulpepper stage for a limited run only.

Winner of the 2022 Best Actor Award at New York’s United Solo Festival, the world’s largest festival of solo work, winner of the 2006 Montreal English Critics Circle Award for Best Visiting Production, and nominee for the 2012 Calgary Critics Award for Best Solo Show, Hamlet (solo) has been performed over 150 times in 25 different cities since its debut at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto in 2006.

Directed by Robert Ross Parker and produced by Hope and Hell Theatre Co., Hamlet (solo) combines the ancient art of storytelling with the modern solo show. It is a thrilling evening focusing on the three most essential elements of theatre: the actor, the text and the audience. This production is best described as “bare bones” in its presentation, with Bhaneja playing seventeen parts in a two-hour version using only Shakespeare’s text.

An exceptional and rare experience for both the novice and Shakespeare enthusiast, this critically acclaimed production has been enjoyed by audiences as diverse as the people of Inuvik, a community north of the Arctic Circle, and the next generation of Britain’s young actors at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Raoul Bhaneja is one of Canada’s most recognizable stage and screen actors, with extensive credits in both mediums. He is a Gemini, Dora, Canadian Comedy Award nominee and Christopher Plummer Artistic Fellowship Award winner. He is also a celebrated blues musician and winner of a Maple Blues Award for his band Raoul and The Big Time.

Runtime: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission.

More Info: soulpepper.ca/performances/hamletsolo