After two years of travelling the world, covering over 308,835 km, the Globe to Globe Hamlet made its way to Kronborg Castle last Thursday, as Denmark became the 195th country on the ambitious world tour. Helsingør – the true home of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark – was the penultimate stop before ending up back at the Globe in London on April 23, an epic accomplishment for Shakespearean theatre that marked the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.
The travelling tragedy
The grand tour saw Hamlet performed across seven different continents, often in unique settings that included the infamous Calais ‘Jungle’ camp, a Greco-Roman theatre and Vatican City. Audiences have included royalty, heads of state and ambassadors – President Obama even caught a glimpse of the drama whilst in London and Poroshenko watched the performance on the eve of Ukraine’s elections.