Category Archives: The Hamletmachine

Still going strong

Last year, after we’d performed Hamletmachine at the ITS Festival in Amsterdam, we thought: That’s it. The show’s been going for a year and a half since its first performance at BAC, this is a worthy end. But no!  A … Continue reading

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Hamletmachine in Amsterdam, reviewed for INSTED by Alexandra Müller

How to get an audience delighted? And other important questions raised in Imploding Fiction’s Hamletmachine Written by Alexandra Mueller One of the hardest things is to get people working in theatre excited by a performance. Especially with a text predicted … Continue reading

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Busy start to 2008

It’s been a mad (as always) and (unusually) busy start to 2008.  Oystein is in the midst of preparing two shows; Beauty in Stone at Camden People’s Theatre with the new integrated performance company Preface Morn (http://www.perform.tv/thescenepool/beautyinstone.html) and his solo performance … Continue reading

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Lost with translation…

  During our relatively short existence Imploding Fictions has been submitted to a sort of crash-course to the joys and trials of international touring…From fragile props being balanced on the roof a Cairo taxi and sped off into the battleground … Continue reading

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Imploding Fictions’ surreal trip to Cairo

Still quite giddy from a chaotic and gloriously surreal week at the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre. Our first glimpses of Cairo were caught on a breakneck minibus ride from the airport to the Hotel (we were racing the … Continue reading

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Auch!

Heiner Müller calls Hamlet “the dane prince and maggots fodder”, but what has really turned to maggots fodder in our production is Hamlets shirt: Hole upon hole upon hole… The shirt is also full of blood (stage blood – don’t … Continue reading

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Yorick where art thou?

In a week from now we’ll be in Egypt… which is a slightly surreal thought when wandering through drizzly Sidcup to our rehearsal room. We’ve made some changes to the show. We’ve taken out some of the more complicated and … Continue reading

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Imploding Fictions to Africa!

For the first time in our lives, we are performing in Africa! How come? Imploding Fictions’ production of The Hamletmachine got invited to the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, which is taking place from the 1st untill the 11th … Continue reading

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