Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin

30 November 2011 - 4 December 2011 / 19:15, 15:00


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A visceral, taut, mud-soaked adaptation that breathes new life into a Shakespeare classic, drawing on six actors to enact the multiple characters of the Danish Royal Court.

In this turbulent world of political intrigue, murder and corruption, Hamlet stands on the brink of a psychological abyss as he attempts to overcome paranoia, indecision and complex thought to preserve his grip on power.

Digitally manipulated imagery and a driving soundtrack enhance the sense of disorientation in a modernday reading bursting with irony, immediacy and physicality.

Making their fourth visit to the Barbican, Thomas Ostermeier and his company tackle another classic work, following contemporary interpretations of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and A Doll’s House, as well as Sarah Kane’s Blasted.

'A tour de force in its conception and in the performances given by a superb ensemble...’ British Theatre Guide

Performance time: 19.15 (15.00 on 4 Dec only)
Running time will be approximately 2 hours 45 mins with no interval. Re-admittance will be permitted throughout the performance.

In German with English surtitles

Age guidance 14+

1 Dec
Post Show Talk
In conversation with Thomas Ostermeier

3 & 4 Dec
Weekend Workout:
Playing and Performing Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Thomas Ostermeier
Translated by Marius von Mayenburg

Co-produced by Hellenic Festival Athens and Festival d’Avignon

UK Premiere
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