The Actors' Temple Company are putting on a pop-up performance of Hamlet with a difference: it's in the crypt of St Andrew, Holborn. You'll need to get your booking in early too – there are just nine performances for 50 people a night on 8-17 December.
The Actors' Temple has established highly successful training courses for actors. So much so that their courses are now full until September 2012. Director Liviu Tipurita, whose documentary on gypsy child thieves was featured on BBC's Panorama has made a film about the Actors' Temple:
'I went to The Actors' Temple to cast a film, and discovered a real treasure chest of talent. I was so taken with what I saw, that I got a bit lost in there, exploring it for months on end. Nothing can really substitute the experience of studying there.'
The unique underground performance features Actors’ Temple co-founders Mark Wakeling and Ellie Zeegen as Hamlet and Ophelia respectively, alongside a 14-strong cast including fellow tutors Gary Condes and Simon Furness, Ben Joiner (Oberon, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regents Park), John Pickard (Same Time Next Year, Hollyoaks), James Alexandrou (Eastenders, Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s Globe and Mercutio, BBC Shakespeare) and Julia Montgomery Brown (Sopranos, W E).
With the Wren-designed labyrinthine bays and vaulted ceilings of St Andrew, Holborn, the audience will be treated to themed refreshment and their own designated usher for this unique performance.
Where: The Crypt (North Side of Church), St Andrew Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC4 3AB
When: 8-17 December 2011 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £25 per person. All ‘front row’
To book, contact 020 3004 4537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website.
Update: Read a review here.