From Denmark With Love

Shaken or Stirred...that is the question in this mash-up of Shakespeare's HAMLET and James Bond.

Hamlet's father has died suddenly, and his uncle Claudius has married Hamlet's mother Gertrude. As Hamlet investigates to find the truth behind his father's death, he finds a terrifying plot to destroy the world. But who's behind it all? Claudius? Or...The Norwegians?!...
Shaken or Stirred...that is the question in this mash-up of Shakespeare's HAMLET and James Bond.

Hamlet's father has died suddenly, and his uncle Claudius has married Hamlet's mother Gertrude. As Hamlet investigates to find the truth behind his father's death, he finds a terrifying plot to destroy the world. But who's behind it all? Claudius? Or...The Norwegians?!

His girlfriend Ophelia Balzac and best buddy Horatio (who sidelines in gadget manufacturing) help 00Syv track down just what is rotten in the state of Denmark!

Received a workshop production in Boston, MA in 2013, which was called:
“Unabashed, R-rated fun.” - The Boston Herald
"a madcap, multimedia caper with non-stop zany antics." - The Theater Mirror
"a low-tech comedy that spoofed every Bond cliché imaginable while staying true to the essential framework of Shakespeare’s tragedy.” - The ArtsFuse
  • Recommend
  • Download
  • Save to Reading List

From Denmark With Love

Recommended by

  • Nina Louise Morrison:
    6 Jan. 2016
    This play just will not quit until you pee your pants. A highly theatrical and hilarious deconstruction of the nature of our cultural love of the dark, sexual, angst-ridden action hero (and the women who love him, and the men who want to be him).
  • Brian Balduzzi:
    1 Nov. 2015
    John J King strikes his Goldfinger with this brilliant mash-up of Ian Fleming's Bond and William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The jokes are strung like arrows, whizzing from the right then the right again. King makes the action as zany and delightful as his characters are sexy and mischievous. It was an "udder" delight to read, from beginning to end, and I cannot wait for another Boston production.
  • Gavin Hambrick:
    8 Oct. 2015
    Complete and "udder" hilarity! Bond and Shakespeare buffs will bust out in laughter, and if you're not. Read it anyways!

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Vaquero Playground
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Vaquero Playground
    ,
    2012