The Globe’s actors will perform the play in the secretive state in September 2015.
LONDON (AFP) – Shakespeare s Globe Theatre in London will take a production of Hamlet to North Korea next year as part of a vast world tour, it said on Monday.
The Globe s actors will perform the play in the secretive state in September 2015 as part of its Globe to Globe tour marking the 450th anniversary of the English playwright s birth.
The exact tour dates are yet to be confirmed, a spokeswoman for the theatre said.
The plot of Hamlet revolves around family feuds and Hamlet s murder of his uncle.
In North Korea, leader Kim Jong-Un s regime ordered the execution of his uncle Jang Song-Thaek in December last year.
Jang, once the country s unofficial number two and Kim s political mentor, was put to death on December 12 on an array of charges including corruption and plotting to overthrow the state.
The theatre has pledged to send a “small company of actors” to perform Hamlet in every country in the world, beginning the tour on April 23 this year, Shakespeare s birthday.
“We re taking the play to North Korea as part of a two-year tour to every country in the world,” a spokeswoman said.