CBU’s Boardmore Theatre Presents THE HAMLET WORKSHOPS

In conjunction with its January 28, 2016 premiere of Shakespeare’s HAMLET, the Boardmore Theatre is partnering with other community organizations to present an exciting and diverse series of interactive workshops led by local experts. Intended for ages 12 and up, the workshops are $20 each; for info or to register, call 902-563-1652.

“Along with producing quality theatre productions, the Boardmore Theatre is very proud to be partnering with so many community organizations to host this series of workshops that will give participants even greater insight into the plays we produce.  I encourage everyone to take part in as many workshops as possible, including coming out to the playhouse to see our grand production of Hamlet,” says Todd Hiscock, Director, Boardmore Theatre.



 RAPIER AND DAGGER with Robert Seale (Jan. 10, 10am-4pm)

Learn the essentials of stage combat and fight choreography with one of Western Canada’s most experienced combat directors. This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Highland Arts Theatre.

WINTER’D GARMENTS with Bradley Murphy (Jan. 17, 10am-4pm)

HAMLET’s costume designer leads a hands-on session in costume design and construction. This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Old Sydney Society.

POISONOUS POTIONS with Amber Tapley (Jan. 24, 10am-4pm)

A local herbalist presents the diversity of Cape Breton’s flora, including healing balms and poisonous plants. This workshop is presented in cooperation with ACAP Cape Breton.

FEAR AND WONDER with Scott Sharplin (Jan. 31, 10am-4pm)

HAMLET’s director and a nationally produced playwright leads this creative writing seminar on how to craft the perfect ghost story. This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Beaton Institute.



 “LET’S TALK HAMLET” (Jan. 16, 1pm-3pm) at the Cooperative Studies Club (37 Nepean Street)

This seminar consists of a lively series of presentations and talk-backs, exploring how the themes of Shakespeare’s classic still resonate with our lives today. This FREE event features guest speakers from CBU’s Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and Political Studies departments.


 HAMLET by William Shakespeare (Jan. 28, 29, 30 and Feb. 5, 6, 7) at the Boardmore Theatre

Something is rotten in Denmark. The murdered King rises from the grave to give his son an impossible task — find the path to revenge without losing his mind, heart, or soul. From this poison puzzle springs one of the most beautiful, controversial, and gripping stories ever told — adapted by Scott Sharplin into a macabre fantasy unlike anything you’ve ever imagined.

For more information about The Hamlet Workshops contact Todd Hiscock at todd_hiscock@cbu.ca or 902-563-1351.