He would channel audio recordings of great historical performances of theatre's most famous role, to "re-member" the ghosts of Hamlet from the past. Haunting the set of Robert Icke's Hamlet, this solo satellite show is the story of Dickie's failed quest to become the Über-Hamlet ... and why he got distracted on the way.
Part documentary theatre, part twenty first century séance, Re-Member Me is a personal adventure in cultural archaeology and a very contemporary ghost story. It is an ode to the impermanence of personhood, procrastination, and the presence of absence on the haunted stage.
The show is gleefully gossipy – but it made me well up, too, as it magnifies the whispering ghosts of performance history and makes us contemplate our own mortality.
With a clutch of talking heads speaking through him, Beau pieces Charleson's performance together. It's a rather sublime gesture – one that holds a space to commemorate an actor who died too young to fulfil his potential