DICKIE BEAU’S RE-MEMBER ME COMES TO HAMPSTEAD THEATRE
Posted on 24 April 2023.
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Actor and artist Dickie Beau brings his remarkable show Re-Member Me to Hampstead Theatre for a strictly limited run from 25 May to 17 June.
When lip-synching sensation Dickie Beau realised he might never get to play The Dane, he decided instead to build a human Hamlet mix-tape, taking recordings of great Hamlets from the past to channel into an epic one-man lip-sync show.
Along the way he found one especially masterful rendition. This ghost from Hamlet’s past left an indelible mark on all who saw it, however, this Hamlet can never be “re-membered” because no recording exists.
Join Dickie Beau as he brings this Hamlet back to life, through exclusive recordings of interviews with Ian McKellen, Richard Eyre and more. Re-Member Me is part documentary theatre, part 21st century séance, and a unique theatrical eulogy to the greatest Hamlet almost never seen.
Dickie Beau’s work is considered unlike that of any other practitioner, with The Guardian calling him “theatre’s master of lip-sync”, The Times proclaiming him “peerless”, and What’s On Stage declaring him “one of our great living artists”. He dazzled audiences with a new stage-show iShowmanism! at the Ustinov Studio, Bath last year and played the title role in Botticelli in the Fire at Hampstead Theatre in 2019. His other wide-ranging credits include Kenny Everett in Bohemian Rhapsody and The Dame in Dick Whittington at the National Theatre.
First presented as a scratch performance at the Almeida Theatre on the set of Robert Icke’s production of Hamlet in 2017, Re-Member Me transferred to the Public Theater, New York and went on to play at the Melbourne International Arts Festival and Perth International Festival. It was subsequently nominated for a Helpmann Award in Australia.
Re-Member Me is directed and co-devised by Jan-willem van den Bosch with lighting design by Marty Langthorne.
Re-Member Me is at Hampstead Theatre from 25 May to 17 June. Tickets are on sale from today, Monday 24 April, for priority bookers and on general sale from Thursday 27 April.