Florin Chirea


Friday 10 June 2016 to Saturday 11 June 2016

A new version of the Shakespeare masterpiece receives its Spanish premiere.

With the support of the British Council, the sixteenth edition of the festival “Clásicos en Alcalá” will be hosting the Spanish premiere of “Hamlet, who's there?” a unique, intimate, crude and brave version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, presented by the British company Flute Theatre and directed and adapted by Kelly Hunter. Set in the context of one intolerably claustrophobic night, “Hamlet, who's there?” lasts 90 minutes and with 6 performers, a sofa and a drum kit explores notions of the divided self, the transfer of pain and mental health in our modern world. Herself a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Hunter also performs in the play together with renowned actors such as Greg Hicks (associate actor at the Royal Shakespeare Company) and promising new talents such as Mark Quartley in the role of Hamlet.

Friday 10 - 20:00h
Saturday 11 - 20:00h

The British Council is also lending its support to “The Tempest”, a pilot project in Spain for children with autism from the Centro de Educación Especial Princesa Sofía led by Flute Theatre, in association with the festival “Clásicos en Alcalá”, the Teatro Clásico Youth Theatre company and the Madrid Regional Government. More information here.

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Arts, ShakespeareLives, Theatre