The basic plot of a dictator murdered to bring peace to a nation but his death bringing about complete anarchy instead seemed almost a little to close for comfort. Whilst Hytner stuck to the script and didn't specifically point the finger at any current politicians, he still delivered a performance which tied very nicely into modern politics.
Having been to quite a few burlesque performances in my time, I've formed my own opinion on the industry. I don't think that burlesque dancing is inherently anti-feminist, quite the contrary, and here's why:
Mental health has always been present in Hamlet, with voices in one's head and the apparition of ghosts which others' aren't privy to. Yet Andrew Scott takes it to an entirely new level, making mental health the focal point of his performance.
Sometime around November last year, I was scanning my inbox when an e-mail came through: my heart skipped a beat, I messaged my housemates instantly and grabbed my credit card. Edward Albee’s infamous Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was coming to London with none other than Imelda Staunton as the lead.