The Prince of Denmark is tipped to return in 2021 and, once again, Harriet Gordon-Anderson shall ably fill his shoes.

Six months after Bell Shakespeare’s well received production of Hamlet with its captivating female lead was halted at Sydney Opera House, depriving Melbourne and Canberra audiences of the planned tour, Artistic Director Peter Evans tells Limelightit is “highly likely” the production will be remounted next year.

Harriet Gordon-Anderson Harriet Gordon-Anderson as Hamlet. Photograph © Brett Boardman

When COVID-19 wrought theatre closures across the nation in March, turning Bell’s take on the young man haunted by his father’s ghost to spectral dust, it was “pretty weird”, says Evans.

“It was obviously upsetting to have to pull the show, but there is a part of me that is incredibly grateful that we got it open,” he says. “The slight silver lining is we only played two weeks, so the ability for us to remount it is obviously high.”

This year, 2020, marks the company’s 30th anniversary – but the novel coronavirus’s impact means that celebrations will be spread across next year, too.

In November, Evans will announce the company’s...