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Postcards from Hamlet Globe-to-Globe: Bitola, Macedonia

We've received our first postcard from the production that is currently touring to every country in the world

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, Shakespeare's Globe has embarked on a two-year global tour of Hamlet that will take in every country in the world.

Hamlet Globe to Globe, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, will travel to all nations in the world to stage the play in a huge range of unique and atmospheric venues, from town squares to national theatres. They will travel by boat, train, car and aeroplane, planning their routes across the seven continents to minimise the tour's carbon footprint as much as possible.

Exclusively to WhatsOnStage, members of the cast will send us a postcard to keep us updated on their travels, this month we have received one from cast member Naeem Hayat about his time at the Roman ampitheatre Heraclea in Bitola, Macedonia.

The card reads "It was an amazing experience for us performing in Heraclea - an ancient amphitheatre used for gladiator fights during the Roman Empire. The acoustics of the amphitheatre were incredible, everything sounded so clear and crisp. It was wonderful to perform outdoors as travelling troupes did in Shakespeare's time, and the people of Bitola were warm and welcoming, making this a particularly special performance for us."

Keep your eyes peeled for our next postcard as we follow the team on their epic trip around the Globe, in the meantime you can checkout this awesome map to see where the production is currently.