One fine Sunday, Ten boarders and two teachers once again went to see the British Troupe - The Handlebards. This time they performed Hamlet, one of the most famous Shakespearean tragedies. These four talented actors enacted the play with a twist: It was hilarious! The venue was at the Jagriti Theatre, the same place as last time when we went to watch them perform 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Everyone was anxiously waiting for the play to start. Surprisingly singly, they still maintained the originality of the plot but each actor gave their characters funny little quirks which made everyone really enjoy the show. There was a lot of interaction with the audience; they always kept us busy. Callum played Hamlet, the main character. The other Callum played Hamlet's father, the former king of Denmark and his brother, the villain as well as Hamlet's fiancé, Ophelia. Matt played Hamlet's mother: Gertrude and Ophelia's brother. And Tom played Horatio, Ophelia's father and the rest of the characters. Most of us liked the role of Hamlet and Gertrude, they were very well acted out, as were the others. Their stage behaviour was very professional and amusing to watch. Tom was very good with voice modulation and Callum was best at switching between characters. At the end of the play, they got a standing ovation. It was the best rendition of Hamlet I had seen so far. They
told us a little bit about themselves and what they do. Apparently, as they bicycle across countries, they carry with them a lot of props even including parts of their cycles that they use for their performances. Overall, we couldnt stop talking about the performance and were lucky enough to get a picture with the cast.