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Hamlet

2024

It is the year 2024, in a contemporary apartment in an anonymous city. Hamlet is trying to turn sheer thought and desire into action, to move from gloom to passion – possibly even rebellion. Christiane Jatahy turns her attention to Shakespeare’s most famous phrase: to be or not to be. However, she asks a more radical question: to act or to resign? Hamlet wakes up as a woman in the contemporary world and has to face the violence of the patriarchy. Equipped with a camera, Hamlet, her mother Gertrude and her fiancée Ophelia investigate the past and the present. They want to create the society of the future. What, though, are the levers for change?

Text by William Shakespeare

Direction, adaptation, set design Christiane Jatahy

Artistic collaboration, set design and lighting Thomas Walgrave
Director of photography, camera Paulo Camacho
Costumes Fauve Ryckebusch
Video system development Julio Parente
Original music Vitor Araujo
Sound design Pedro Vituri
Translation Dorothée Zumstein
Collaboration on the technical development of the set Marcelo Lipiani
Dramaturgy consultant Marcia Tiburi et Christophe Triau

Production director and tour manager Henrique Mariano

Direction assistant Laurence Kélépikis

Costumes assistant Delphine Capossela 
Trainee director Maëlle Puéchoultres
Lighting and set design trainee Kes Bakker

Company administrator Claudia Petagna

With
Isabel Abreu (Ophelie)
Tom Adjibi (Guildenstern)
Servane Ducorps (Gertrude)
Clotilde Hesme (Hamlet)
David Houri (Rosencrantz)
Tonan Quito (Polonius)
Matthieu Sampeur (Claudius)

For the film Loïc Corbery (Hamlet-father) and Jérémy Lopez (Gravedigger) from Comédie Française, Cedric Eeckhout (Gravedigger), Jorge Lorca (Laertes) and Julie Duclos (TV journalist) and Kes Bakker, Fernanda Barth, Azelyne Cartigny, Léo Grimard, Jamsy, Martin Jodra, Laurence Kélépikis, Yannick Lingat, Yannick Morzelle, Océane Peillon, Juliette Poissonnier, Maëlle Puéchoultres, Yara Qtaish, Alix Riemer, Andrea Romano, Gabriel Touzeli.
Voices over: Zakariya Gouran (Bernardo), Jauris Casanova (Francisco) and David Clavel (Horacio)

Production Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe in participation with Cie Vértice – Axis productions

Coproduction Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Les Nuits de Fourvière – Festival international de la Métropole de Lyon, Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale, De Singel Anvers

This show is supported by the Cercle de l’Odéon

The Vértice company is supported by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France – ministère de la Culture

Thanks to La Ferme du Buisson – Scène Nationale de Noisiel 

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5 March – 14 April 2024
Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris 6e

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