“[Hamlet] enjoyed the most exciting fight scene in memory. Christopher Scheer gave Laertes, Ophelia's brother, dimension as he sought revenge for his father's death…. And Dan Renkin's fight choreography was genuinely exciting.” – Jim Lowe, The Times Argus
I really liked how connected you made Laertes to his family. Even though he's physically absent for the middle of the play, his ties to Ophelia and Polonius resonated throughout. You made him completely believable as the angry avenger because you had set up those relationships so strongly.
Perhaps it was because the action happened right at our feet, but I was completely struck by the enormous shift I could feel when Laertes is wounded by the envenomed blade. It was as if his entire worldview pivoted and all the consequences struck home. I can't point to what you did that conveyed that, but it was like an avalanche!
I choked up (again!) when Laertes begs forgiveness of Hamlet but I think I got a better grasp on why this time. The plea is so desperate and so genuine that you can't help but respond.” – Morgaine, audience review
“Scheer’s strong Laertes stands out.” – Alex Brown, Seven Days