London’s Globe Theatre picks Prescott, Ontario for “Hamlet”
The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario, has been chosen to host the world famous Globe Theatre for productions of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” this summer. It’s the only Canadian stop on the famed theatre’s 2014 international tour. The Globe’s touring cast, from London, England, will present two performances of “Hamlet” on Saturday, August 2nd at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. The Festival’s Artistic Director, Ian Farthing, called it a cultural coup for the small Ontario town.
“Globe to Globe: Hamlet” celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare, who founded the London company and created its famous theatre in the round. The troupe will tour “Hamlet” through more than 200 countries over the next two years. “To be the sole Canadian venue for this tour is a real honour,” said Farthing in a press release.
Globe to Globe tickets for the Prescott performances will go on sale April 23rd – Shakespeare’s birthday! Check out the Festival’s website: www.stlawrenceshakespeare.ca
Tune in to The Eight O’clock Hour Wednesday; I’ll have a short interview with Ian Farthing.