To and not-to-be, all at once. Boris Niktin’s Hamlet is no retelling of Shakespeare material. Instead, the Swiss director outlines his own theatrical vision of identity, illness and reality in a mixture of performance and queer music theatre. The piece centres on performer and electronic musician Julia*n Meding, who – as a demanding vulnerable Hamlet character –exposes himself, his body and his biography to the audience’s gaze. He is accompanied, uplifted and counteracted by the prize-winning baroque ensemble Der Musikalische Garten. Can theatre be a place of solidarity? Meding’s struggle with reality brings the framing of the game itself into focus and turns “Hamlet” into a poetic revolt – raw, coarse, confrontational, antisocial, dazzling.

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In German / With English surtitles June 6 / Konzept, Regie: Boris Nikitin / Performance: Julia*n Meding / Barockquartett: Der musikalische Garten: Sara Bagnati, Annekatrin Beller, Germán Echeverri Chamorro, Daniela Niedhammer / Ausstattung: Nadia  Fistarol / Text: Boris Nikitin, Julia*n Meding / Songs: Uzrukki Schmidt / Musikalische Konzeption: Boris Nikitin, Uzrukki Schmidt, Matthias Meppelink, Der musikalische Garten / Video: Georg Lendorff, Elvira Isenring / Dramaturgie/Ton: Matthias Meppelink / Ausstattungsassistenz: Susanna Lombardo, Helene Hunziker / Technische Leitung, Licht: Benjamin Hauser / Produktionsleitung: Annett Hardegen / Unterstützung: Fachausschuss Theater und Tanz BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner, Migros Kulturprozent, Kunststiftung NRW / Eine Koproduktion mit Kaserne Basel, Gessnerallee, Théatre Vidy, Ringlokschuppen Mülheim an der Ruhr / Mit Unterstützung von: La Villette Paris, Münchner Kammerspiele, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Südpol Luzern.

Boris Nikitin (CH)
Sat. 09.06., Sun. 10.06.2018

* € 19 / red. € 9.

Waldschmidtstraße 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main

On Saturday, June 9, in German with English surtitles.

Event Dates

Sat. 09.06.2018
Hamlet: Artist talk afterwards

8 p.m. 

Sun. 10.06.2018

6 p.m.