Hamlet in Nepal

The British Council and the British Embassy celebrates 200 years of bilateral relations between Britain and Nepal through Shakespeare

 

British Council and British Embassy is showcasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Nepali (October 12) and English (October 13) at Bhaktapur Durbar Square at 6:00p.m.. The showcasing of Shakespeare is organised especially to mark the year long celebration of 200 years of bilateral relations between Britain and Nepal. During those two hundred years our relationship has developed, changed and ultimately grown more and more close. By bringing Shakespeare to Nepal, British Council and the British Embassy is trying to enhance the cultural connections and the cultural learning between the two countries.

Hamlet in English is a part of the Globe to Globe Hamlet global tour covering every single country on earth over 2 years. Globe to Globe Hamlet is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, designed by Jonathan Fensom and composed by Bill Barclay. The role of Hamlet is shared by Ladi Emeruwa and Naeem Hayat. All other male and female parts are played in rotation by Keith Bartlett, John Dougall, Miranda Foster, Phoebe Fildes, Beruce Khan, Tom Lawrence, Jennifer Leong, Rawiri Paratene, Matthew Romain and Amanda Wilkin.

The Nepali Hamlet will be performed by a group of Nepali artists directed by Gregory Thompson from the UK and co-directed by Bimal Subedi from Theatre Village, Kathmandu.

Free passes to the shows are available from the British Council premises at Lainchaur, Kathmandu.

Bicentenary Celebration

Nepal and the UK will celebrate two hundred years of friendship and partnership in March 2016.  During those two hundred years our relationship has developed, changed and ultimately grown more and more close.  Today our people and governments share interests as partners in development, in science, and in education. Our futures are bound through issues such as climate change and the  environment, our prosperity can grow through deepening trade and investment, and our societies are increasingly linked through people-to-people partnerships at every level, perhaps best seen in the fields of healthcare, education and mountaineering.  The Nepalese community in the UK comprises of more than 80,000 people and more than 30,000 Britons visit Nepal every year.  By marking this bicentenary the Governments of Nepal and the United Kingdom want to celebrate our increasingly connected societies, and lay the foundations for a further two hundred years of joint endeavour.  Working together our two countries will be stronger.  The Bicentenary year will celebrate our historic relationship but more importantly it will cement and strengthen UK-Nepal links for the future.

 About Globe to Globe Hamlet

 Globe to Globe Hamlet is a fresh, pared-down version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of deferred revenge, which will travel to every country on earth between 23 April 2014 and 23 April 2016. The company of twelve actors and four stage managers use a completely portable set to stage Hamlet in a brisk two hours and forty minutes. The production is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, designed by Jonathan Fensom and composed by Bill Barclay. The role of Hamlet is shared by Ladi Emeruwa and Naeem Hayat. All other male and female parts are played in rotation by Keith Bartlett, John Dougall, Miranda Foster, Phoebe Fildes, Beruce Khan, Tom Lawrence, Jennifer Leong, Rawiri Paratene, Matthew Romain and Amanda Wilkin.