Bernhardt/Hamlet by Theresa Rebeck

Concert or Performance

28 May 2022 to 18 Jun 2022 Once Only Event

Directed by Lee Lewis

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.

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Event Dates

Once Only Event

28 May 2022 to 18 Jun 2022

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Spring Hill, Brisbane

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Spring Hill, Brisbane

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

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Brisbane

Aspire

Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites

Brisbane

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BreakFree Fortitude Valley

Bowen Hills, Brisbane

Pool Terrace

Hilton Brisbane

Brisbane

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