A Statement from Head Office.
Brothers and Sisters of the Shakespeare Code….
You will know that in her last vibrant Trixposé….
Trixie the Cat….
…..advised the producers of the Cumberbatch ‘Hamlet’….
….to put the……
To be or not to be
BEFORE rather than AFTER…
Oh what a rogue and peasant slave am I
…which follows the arrival of the Players….
IT WOULD SEEM, FROM MICHAEL BILLINGTON’S REVIEW IN THE GUARDIAN….
….THAT THE PRODUCERS HAVE DONE JUST THAT!!!
THEY HAVE FOLLOWED THE CAT!!!
Here is part of Billington’s review:
“To be or not to be”, about which there has been so much kerfuffle, mercifully no longer opens the show: I still think it works better if placed after, rather than before, the arrival of the players, but Cumberbatch delivers it with a rapt intensity.
Brava, Trixie the Cat!!!
Your saucer will run over….
To read Trixie’s piece, please click: HERE!
And here is Paul Taylor’s review in the Independent….
The “To be, or not to be” soliloquy that he prematurely delivered at this point in the early previews has been restored to Act 3, though ahead of where it usually comes.