Ghosts of Elsinore brought to lip-synched life by Beau

David Upton

When award-winning lip synch maestro and drag artiste, Dickie Beau, realised he might never play Hamlet, he decided instead to turn himself into a human mix-tape of the Great Dane.

He would channel audio recordings of great historical performances of theatre's most famous role, including Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Richard Eyre, to “re-member” the ghosts of Hamlet from the past.

McKellan said of the resulting show, “this is one of the most moving, authentic and quite unique entertainments ever devised about theatre. One man, miming to the voices of many others, raises lip-synching beyond an art form. I laughed and I cried—but then I am one of the voices.”

Re-Member Me takes place at Contact in Manchester from November 28 to 29.