Think Theatre, in association with the Brooklyn Theatre, presents
Invaluable teaching tools with dynamic performances that are both educational and entertaining
20 - 24 May
Approximate running times:Hamlet: 2 hours. Othello: 2 hours 10 minutes
Cost:Public R130
Schools: R86 per learner
(Accompanying teachers free of charge, within reason)
Performance details:HAMLETMonday 20 May @ 09h00 and 12h00
Wednesday 22 May @ 09h00 and 12h00
Friday 24 May @ 09h00 and 12h00
OTHELLOTuesday 21 May @ 09h00 and 12h00
Thursday 23 May @ 09h00 and 12h00

The Producer reserves the right to changes in the schedule. Should this become necessary, schools will be consulted.

Other performance venues:

UJ Arts Centre Theatre, Kingsway Campus 06 - 17 May (weekdays only);

Introducing the Etienne Rousseau Theatre, Sasolburg 02-03 May.

Important notes for everyone:

  • Provisional bookings may be placed immediately. Please use the attached Provisional Booking Form. All bookings are subject to availability of seats. Please help us to help you by keeping in touch regarding the number of learners attending.
  • Full payment is required 21 days before the performance date, unless by arrangement.
  • Electronic (EFT) payment is required, unless by arrangement.
  • Bookings and Enquiries:
    Email: Doreen@thinktheatre.co.za
    Call: Doreen 084 556 0668 or Margie 083 251 9412. If we are unable to answer your call please send a WhatsApp or text message with your request (always identify yourself and your school). We will respond as quickly as possible. Please do not leave a voicemail as many calls are indistinct and we would not wish to disappoint you.

OTHELLO and HAMLET...

With its varied themes of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy OTHELLO remains as relevant to present day audiences as it ever was! Think Theatre’s Othello has entranced school audiences for many years.

Much cited as Shakespeare’s greatest work, HAMLET centres on themes of death, betrayal, greed, murder and revenge. Often described as a typical “Revenge Play”, any careful study reveals it to be very much more. Does a good and purposeful life on earth triumph? Are vile and criminal acts always punished? Further, what is the purpose of our lives in the time we are given if decency has the same end as treachery? These questions are valid today – in our homes, our schools and among our leaders.

Multi award winning director, writer, teacher and actress, Clare Mortimer, directs some of KZN’s finest actors to provide action packed performances which keep the audience enthralled whilst helping learners to understand and enjoy Shakespeare. With her wealth of experience as a Matric English teacher (both in Private and State schools) Clare has cleverly kept the productions to a manageable 2 + hours, closely following all the relevant themes the learners need to know.

While the focus of the productions is for the benefit of Matric learners, everyone is welcome and audiences can be certain of complete productions and theatrical experience with full sets and costume, and the greatest of care given to the text. The cast, director, designers and production crew deliver Shakespeare with high voltage, accessible clarity.

Nhlakanipho Manqele takes the role of Othello, Bryan Hiles the role of Hamlet.

Please visit our Facebook page “thinktheatre’s Othello and Hamlet” to view interviews, footage and learner’s reactions.