Theatre: Schaubühne, Berlin Hamlet

Dublin Theatre Festival 2014 presents Schaubühne, Berlin Hamlet By William Shakespeare

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Sept 25-27, 7.30pm

Hamlet explodes onto the stage of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as one of the world’s great theatre houses, Berlin’s Schaubühne, returns to Dublin for the first time since their sold-out run of Hedda Gabler (Dublin Theatre Festival 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 threatens 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 of Hamlet cracks with energy, immediacy and raw physicality. Six remarkable actors breathe new life into the characters of Denmark’s corrupt court in this classic Shakespearean story of politics, passion, murder and betrayal.

Performed in German with English surtitles. Contains loud sudden noises.

The performance will be 2hrs 30 mins long with no interval.

For further details and booking, click here.

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