Tracing Hamlet

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. A royal prince is missing, the media are having a field day and the music of the Thieves of Mercy has been banned.

Thus the madness starts in this deconstructed production of Hamlet in which the audience travel through the highways and byways of Puzzling World to figure out what has happened to the errant prince. Given the option to follow either “To be” or “Not to be” you’ll encounter the characters and best bits of Shakespeare’s play, up close on a personal journey.

On offer are the Players, suitably Elizabethan with plenty of foolery, along with live baroque music. In contrast, an underground gig will feature the original sounds of the Thieves of Mercy. Walk into the Great Maze by moonlight as you head towards a climactic conclusion in what promises to be an unparalleled encounter with Hamlet.

A Wanaka original featuring local artists, performance students from Mount Aspiring High School, and the internationally acclaimed Puzzling World – this could happen nowhere else. New Zealand’s leading director Sara Brodie comes back to Wanaka for this unique take on Shakespeare.

Admission:  $25 adults/$10 students

This is an outdoor processional show that involves walking and standing. Please wear flat shoes and warm clothing