Shakespeare’s Globe will be arriving in Dubai in October as part of a worldwide tour featuring one of the bard's most well-known works, 'Hamlet'.
The London-based company will be travelling to every single country on the planet with the play, which is William Shakespeare’s longest and one of his most widely recognised stories to this day.
The 'Globe to Globe Hamlet' tour marks the 450th anniversary of the writer's birth and will land in the emirate on October 10th. It comes as part of two years on the road for the cast and crew, who began the dates in April 2014.
16 performers and people behind the scenes are pulling off the impressive venture as they take the revenge tragedy to new audiences.
Artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, has taken it to 122 countries so far, including across America, Europe and Africa, reaching approximately 90,000 fans of the classic.
So far the production has travelled 183,794km - they played at Seoul, South Korea’s Marronnier Outdoor Stage on Sunday and their next show takes place in Japan August 19th.
Dromgoole said: "Globe to Globe Hamlet was created with the aim of performing Hamlet to as many people as possible, in as diverse a range of places as possible. The central principle of the tour is that Shakespeare can entertain and speak to anyone, no matter where they are on earth; and that no country or people are not better off for the lively presence of Hamlet."
Director Peter Brook added that the play contains one of the most known phrases in the English language - 'To be or not to be' - and one that people can all walks of like can relate to.
He commented: "Hamlet is the most all-encompassing of Shakespeare’s plays. Everyone, young or old can today find an immediate identification with its characters, their pains and their interrogations. To take Hamlet in its original language around the world is a bold and dynamic project. It can bring a rich journey of discovery to new audiences everywhere."
The play will hit the stage at DUCTAC, Mall Of The Emirates, at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets cost Dhs175, click here for more information.