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Hamlet (Solo)



Written by William Shakespeare

Performed by Raoul Bhaneja

Directed by Robert Ross Parker

October 2011


This one-man, seventeen character tour de force was developed for over seven years with director Robert Ross Parker and in residency at Shakespeare’s Globe. Hamlet is distilled down to its essence: the Audience, the Actor, and the Text.


The six-year journey to mount HAMLET (SOLO) is also the subject of a full-length Bravo! network documentary, which includes interviews with other Canadian Hamlets including Christopher Plummer, Paul Gross, John Neville, and Colm Feore.


Find the HAMLET (SOLO) Documentary on Amazon.



Press and Awards

“5/5 Stars…Almost before he can take a bow his audience have lept from their seats in a standing ovation.”

Miles Johnson, The List (UK)


“A MUST SEE…This is a production of Hamlet that many full companies could envy for its speed, clarity and theatricality.”

The Stage (UK)


“Bhaneja is an outstanding performer who owns every inch of the space,

and carries the sense of the play with passion and conviction.”

Edinburgh Evening News (UK)


Montreal English Critic’s Circle Award for Best Visiting Production Documentary


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RAOUL BHANEJA (performer) is a Gemini and Canadian Comedy Award nominee. Raoul is a graduate of National Theatre School of Canada, who has appeared in Helen’s Necklace, The Domino Heart, Bashir Lazhar, House of Many Tongues and Wide Awake Hearts at The Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. Other theatre credits include The Cosmonaut’s Last Message… (Canadian Stage), Rice Boy (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), Savage Sensuality (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, U.K. Christopher Plummer Artistic Fellowship Award) and over 50 film and television credits including recurring roles on “Runaway” (The CW), “The Dresden Files” (SyFy), “Against The Wall” (Lifetime/NBC), and guest star credits on “Alphas,” “Flashpoint,” “Nikita” and feature film credits including A Wake, Ararat, Weirdsville, Godsend, Touch of Pink and The Sentinel opposite Michael Douglas. Raoul is also the leader of the Maple Blues Award winning band, Raoul and The Big Time.

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