★★★★ A remarkable show.
Dickie Beau might never get to play Shakespeare’s tragic prince—so the award-winning lip-sync fabulist has transformed into a human mix-tape, channelling recordings of the great historical performances of theatre’s most famous role.
Seance meets documentary in this wry voyage “re-membering” the ghosts of Hamlet past and stumbling upon the remarkable story behind the greatest Hamlet almost never seen—because no recording exists, except in the memories of those who were there.
Featuring the voices of Sir John Gielgud and John Barrymore to Kenneth Branagh and Peter O’Toole, Re-Member Me is a humorous and haunting examination of memory and mortality.
This is one of the most moving, authentic and quite unique entertainments ever devised about theatre.
PHOTO | Sarah Lewis