Went to Hamlet tonight at the Park Square Theatre. It wasn’t very full so the theatre manager invited everyone to “upgrade” their seat for free – we ended up sitting center stage, fourth row. It was a very good performance with intriguing casting (Horatio and Polonius were female) and a fascinating set. It was set in more modern times and although the final scene was done with the traditional rapiers, when Hamlet kills Polonius in Act 3, he uses a gun. The only disconcerting part of the evening was that the director re-arranged a few scenes (and cut Rosencrantz and Guildenstern). Not a big issue but for someone who knows the play well, moving some of the speeches around is noticeable to say the least. Anyway, I would highly recommend it.
What was the last thing you saw in a theatre (play, movie, musical, sing-a-long)?