Dublin Theatre Festival Hamlet
Hamlet at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Dublin Theatre Festival Hamlet explodes onto the stage of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as one of the world’s great theatre houses, Berlin’s Schaubühne, makes its long-awaited return to the festival following the sold-out run of Hedda Gabler in 2006. Hamlet stands on the brink of emotional decay. The last person with scruples in a system with none, he struggles to maintain his grip on the paranoia and indecision that threaten to tip him over the edge. Mud-soaked and dangerous,
spurred on by night-time visions and desperate for revenge, he forces the world to its knees. On a spectacular stage covered in earth, blood and water, Thomas Ostermeier’s thrilling production cracks with energy, immediacy and raw physicality. Six remarkable actors play 20 characters in Denmark’s corrupt court, breathing new life into this classic Shakespearean story of politics, passion, murder and betrayal.
Performed in German with English surtitles.
Contains loud, sudden noises.