Shakespeare at Midhurst Rother College

James Main who plays Hamlet in the production  CONTRIBUTED PICTURE
James Main who plays Hamlet in the production CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

‘SOMETHING is rotten in the state of Denmark’ and young Hamlet heir to his late father’s crown, is hell-bent on revenge.

And now drama students at Midhurst Rother College are presenting their own take on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

In their unique production they have given the classic play a modern twist and set it in Denmark Pharmaceuticals, a global giant in medicine and research.

The company begins to unravel when Claudius takes over as its new chief executive officer.

His nephew Hamlet, freshly returned to the family home from university after his father’s sudden death finds himself struggling to cope with the increasing corruption around him.

He discovers that nothing around him from the fundamentals of love, life and death and even friendships, are not all that they appear to be.

The descent of the leading character into paranoia and the damage this inflicts upon all those around him, is the focus of this imaginative and innovative school production.

The play is being put on for friends, family and members of the public by GCSE and A level students at the college. They not only provide the cast, but manage the lighting, sound and publicity design and showcase the best talent the school has to offer.

There will be performances from Wednesday, February 26 to Friday, February 28 and door open from 7pm.

Tickets will be available from college reception from mid February costing £6 for adults and £3 concessions. More details can be found on the website