Shakespeare’s only son takes center stage.
ABOUT THE ARTISTSDEAD CENTRE was founded by Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd in Dublin in 2012. Their first project Souvenir was created for Dublin Fringe Festival 2012 with guest performances following in 2013 in London and New York. LIPPY premiered in 2013 in Dublin and has since travelled to New York, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Young Vic in London, and Schaubühne in Berlin. It was winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production, a Fringe First, a Herald Angel, a Total Theatre Award and two OBI Awards. Chekhov’s First Play premiered in late 2015, and has played in the Schaubühne, Mayfest (Bristol), Baltoscandal, TnBa (Bordeaux), Theatre Vidy and Brisbane Festival. Their most recent project, Hamnet, premiered at Schaubühne in F.I.N.D. Festival in April 2017.
OLLIE WEST first worked with Dead Centre on the development of Chekhov’s First Play when he was eleven. When Bush decided not to cast a child for the full production, he made a promise that they would work together some day. The following year he wrote Hamnet for Ollie. They premiered at the Find Festival at the Schaubühne in Berlin and toured to Noorderzon Festival, Holland, Tramway in Glasgow, Dublin Theatre Festival and Southbank Centre in London. He was nominated for Best Actor in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2018.
This is ARAN MURPHY’s first professional play. He loves acting and football, he supports Liverpool.