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The Dane gets an interpretive dance makeover: Ian McKellan's Hamlet reviewed

13 August 2022

9:00 AM

13 August 2022

9:00 AM

Hamlet with Ian McKellen

Ashton Hall, until 28 August

Boris the Third

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 August

Boris Live at Five

Gilded Balloon at the Museum, until 28 August


theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall, until 20 August

What the Heart Wants

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, until 28 August

Ian McKellen’s Hamlet is the highlight of Edinburgh’s opening week. In this experimental ballet, Sir Ian speaks roughly 5 per cent of the lines, accompanied by a hunky blond dancer, Johan Christensen, who offers a physical interpretation of the Dane’s melancholy. The other roles are played by a ballet troupe in olde worlde costumes.

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