Judith & Hamnet

Fusing together poetry, comedy and dance, with mystery, fantasy and hard reality, Judith and Hamnet, an exciting new play by Sam Veck & Victoria Baumgartner follows the tale of Shakespeare’s own twins as they battle against the unfair world they’re thrown in.

Twins were a recurring theme in Shakespeare’s plays, and they have also been the source of many myths and legends. In his later plays, twins are lost, found, and lost again. Judith and Hamnet are not only Shakespeare’s twins, but are also the children of the most famous writer in the history of the world, and they are trying to help each other carry the legacy that comes with that title. However, they are also just kids learning to deal with life, death and grief.

"Let me tell you a story.
Our story.
The story of a brother and a sister born within the same hour,
With nothing that could have torn them apart.

It’s the story of poems stolen from the lips of the wind,
of games made up by candlelight,
of dreams we invent to make ourselves seem bigger
When actually, we’re just scared of growing up.

It's the story of a family whose heart was torn out of its chest.

It’s the story of a storm,
of a journey,
of a shipwreck.
of words we make up
and of illusions we carry."

Excerpt of  Judith & Hamnet, devised by Victoria Baumgartner & Sam Veck

"Grandiose"

STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG, GERMANY

"A deeply moving, brilliantly acted, and aesthetically focused play"

KEVIN CURRAN, DIRECTOR OF THE LAUSANNE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Sam Veck, Victoria Baumgartner
Judith and Hamnet
Victoria Baumgartner
Sam Veck as Hamnet
Judith&Hamnet
Judith & Hamnet
Sam Veck Hamnet

Cast & Creatives

Written & Directed by Sam Veck & Victoria Baumgartner

Special Thanks to Noémy Menyhart & Edy Ceppi

Trailer & Photography Noé Ciompi
 

Judith Shakespeare Victoria Baumgartner
Hamnet Shakespeare Sam Veck

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Will Shakes and Co Ltd is a registered private company, n° 12388020