Kronborg: 1582 September 5, 2017 7:30pmTickets starting from $29Director: Mary Francis Moore  | Music Director: Craig Fair | Music Supervisor: Bob Foster  |  A rock musical with a book, lyrics, and music by Cliff Jones.

After a sold-out performance at Indian River in July, Confederation Centre is pleased to announce an encore concert performance of Kronborg 1582 - coming home to the Centre for one night only. The rock opera starring P.E.I.'s Aaron Hastelow as Hamlet will be presented on September 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Homburg Theatre.


Kronborg 1582 is based on the classic tragedy by William Shakespeare and tells the story of a Danish prince who plots revenge on his uncle for killing his father.

Kronborg 1582 was originally commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which first broadcast it as an episode of the radio series The Entertainers. It was staged by The Charlottetown Festival in 1974 and 1975, then toured eastern Canada with Brent Carver as Hamlet and Beverly D'Angelo as Ophelia.

The show was later revised and retitled it Rockabye Hamlet for a Broadway production that was staged as an all-out rock concert directed and choreographed by Gower Champion. After 21 previews, it opened on February 17, 1976 at the Minskoff Theatre and closed after seven performances. Featuring the cast of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical™ and Glenda's Kitchen.