Hamlet (1997)

9 July 1997 – 13 July 1997 @ Fort Canning Park


The plays of William Shakespeare seem to be enjoying a revival of sorts. A spate of movies and theatre productions are going all out to bring his works to the modern audience, convincing them that the Bard isn't just grandiose, archaic literature for intellectuals and students.

With these new adaptations come interesting features such as Romeo and Juliet and Richard III in new historical contexts or Othello with an extra dose of sexual tension. As for the Singapore Repertory Theatre's recent version of Hamlet you get an ambiguous time setting, bizarre costumes and a Hamlet strutting around with dyed blond hair and nails painted to match his black clothes. So is their version appealing and comprehensible?

Director: Barry Kyle
Composer: Michael Ward
Choreographer: Daniel Banks

Set Designer: Nels Anderson
Costume Designer: David Zinn 
Lighting Designer: Lenore Doxsee
Sound Designer: Mike Walker 

Ozzie Yue
Paul Chan
Ryun Yu
Ming Lo
Clive Scharenguivel
Ang Chong Lee
Gaurav Kripalani
Geraldine Kok
Ogie Zulueta
Benjamin Wong
Chio Su-Ping
Sazah Othman
Remesh Panicker
Jenny Woo
John Cho
David Yip
Neo Swee Lin
Adrian Pang 

Stage Manager: Myrle Curry
Production Manager: Tan Lay Hoon

Fight Consultant: Ryun Yu
Assistant Sound Engineer: Janis Gurr
Assistant to Set Designer: David Morris
Assistant to Costume Designer: John Becker
Assistant to Lighting Designer: Juliet Chia 

Marketing Coordinators: Juliet Kelly-Wong, Jeanine McMahon, Gail Perera
Assistant Stage Managers: Yee-Ping Liew, Tan Teow Meng, Leeanne Wilen 
Properties/Stage Assistant: Luciana Huen
Stage Assistants: Eve Tan, Jackie Chua, Zahira Mohd Fedik, Teo Shi Chin
Wardrobe Mistresses: Clarice Ong, Suzannah Ahmad
Wardrobe Assistants: Natasha K Singh, Tracy Yee, Joanna Tan, Kang Chee Hui
Lighting Operator: Lisa McGregor
Production Sound Engineers: Gregory Tay, Nicholas Chua
Sound Operator: Lau Sook Fong
Set Construction: Formation Productions

(Source: Synopsis from Singapore Repertory Theatre Website and Credits from Singapore Repertory Theatre Programme)


Barry Kyle
Michael Ward
Daniel Banks
Nels Anderson
Set Designer
David Zinn
Costume Designer
Lenore Doxsee
Costume Designer
Mike Walker
Sound Designer
Ozzie Yue


Hamlet (1997), Programme
Programme for Hamlet (1997). 
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Recorded: 9 July 1997