Web Production
by Strange Duck Media

Denmark. 2am. A hotel room. Three weary travellers, an unexpected will, and a production of Hamlet to rehearse before morning. Real-life family – Susanna Hamnett, Joshua MacGregor, and Lily MacGregor – play the bereaved family of the once-great actor, Henry Elder, who was billed to perform his career-defining solo Hamlet at the famous Elsinore Shakespeare Festival. But, as they discover, Henry Elder is determined not to let anything as inconvenient as death prevent him from being there. With Shakespeare’s Hamlet as the pivot around which the family’s story revolves, the play is by turns absurd, tragic, funny, and poignant.

Hotel Elsinore has been produced by the newly-created company PLANT[UNLTD], which is comprised of Susanna Hamnett, Joshua MacGregor, and Lily MacGregor. It will premiere at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (tickets available here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/hotel-elsinore).

Written by Susanna Hamnett (with adapted text from Shakespeare’s Hamlet).
Performed by Susanna Hamnett, Joshua MacGregor, and Lily MacGregor
Directors Susanna Hamnett and Joshua MacGregor
Stage Manager  Steve MacGregor
Production Assistant  Alberta Saunders
Lighting Design Daisy Grindrod
With Voice Over by Alan Williams

Hotel Elsinore is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend, the great Canadian actor David Fox who, whenever we would tell him of an upcoming project or dream, would get a fierce glint in his eye and pump the air with his fist, exclaiming “Have at ’em!”