I’ve never really ‘got’ Shakespeare . Everyone says he’s a genius, profound, witty etc , but Miss Vincent the English teacher at my high school, killed him dead ( and Chaucer and Jane Austin ) .Coles Notes got me through O Level English literature .

But today ,Hamlet was explained by a group of actors called ‘Laughing Bombs’. they all had special needs and it was performed with very little language, lots of expression and audience participation – too much at times .At some points there were more on stage than watching it . It’s given me a taste – so maybe next week when we are in Copenhagen ,we can visit Elsinore castle , but for now I’ll make do with calling John ,Polonius- or Polo for short

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