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  • The Diagnosis: Hamlet

Event Details

Mon 11 May - Tue 12 May

Time: 7.30pm

Running Time: 60 mins

Venue: St Peter's School (CASH ONLY BOX OFFICE AT ST PETERS FROM 6.30PM ON PERFORMANCE DAYS

Ticket Information: £12, £10 concessions

Booking Fee: £1 transaction fee per booking

Warning: Presented in Spanish with English Surtitles

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Credits

Producer: Companyia Pelmànec of Catalonia

The Diagnosis: Hamlet

A troubled young man, a blowsy mother, a naive young girl, and Max – dressed in the uniform of the asylum.  One actor, playing not only himself, but all four characters.  A mesmerising combination of visual imagery, film, astounding puppetry and emotionally charged acting.

Max wants to be Hamlet.  He wants Shakespeare to make decisions for him, speak for him. He wants to be liberated from his pain and his fear through the words of one of the most complex and analyzed characters in literature. And so, day after day, he reimagines his life: to be a producer, to be a puppeteer encouraging and controlling the nightmares that haunt him. But the brain is perverse, sooner or late we must all face the great truth: life is uncertainty.

Virtuosic Catalan actor and puppeteer Miquel Gallardo adds a thought provoking and moving layer to Shakespeare’s exploration of a character full of confusion.

"The play has a sweeping intensity, a whirlwind of emotions. Gallardo shoots directly to the heart, without considerations.” El Norte de Castilla

"Don't think puppetry is just for children. Miquel Gallardo's puppets are alive and autonomous... a lucid, brilliant, poetic show, which starts smailes and creates dreams." El País

Presented in Spanish with English projected surtitles.