Luca Giacomoni Hamlet
Luca Giacomoni’s adaptation of Hamlet turns it into a theatrical and musical score for twelve professional and non-professional actors. The classic play by Shakespeare becomes the stuff of a reflection into our relationship with the real, and the starting point for a theatrical investigation into the invisible.
Composed in the form of a symphony in three movements in which text and music are mixed together, Luca Giacomoni’s Hamlet turns the stage into the laboratory for a living exploration into the very meaning of the theatrical experience. Following on from Illiade (2016) devised in conjunction with the Centre Pénitentiare de Meaux, and Métamorphoses (2020) with the Maison des Femmes de Saint-Denis, the piece by Shakespeare is the first major work from western culture that the director has chosen specifically in terms of its theatrical impact. This production sees Luca Giacomoni collaborating with individuals who have had so-called ‘psychotic’ experiences. Hamlet looks into the question of the perception of the real, and the invisible frontiers between the true and the illusory – matter which is inextricably linked to theatrical representation itself, but which this show also tackles, in a literal way, by means of the experiences of some of the performers themselves.
Director, Luca Giacomoni
Based on Hamlet by William Shakespeare
With Olivier Constant, Laure Darras, Valérie Dreville, Tarik Kariouh, Vicente Olivier, Serge Nail, Edouard Penaud, Fabrice Pesle, Louis Plesse, and Quentin Vernede
Piano and singing, Nathalie Morazin
Translation, Jean-Michel Déprats
Dramaturgy, Sarah Di Bella
Assistant direction, Paola Pelagalli, Leïla Blier
Artistic collaboration, Agnès Adam, Giuseppina Comito
Costumes, Cécile Laborda
Objets, Jacopo Leone
Lighting, Bartolo Filippone
A coproduction by the Monfort and Festival d’Automne à Paris.
The show is produced in association with the Monfort and Festival d’Automne à Paris
A production WHY THEATRE
In partnership with GHU Paris Psychiatrie et Neurosciences
A coproduction with Le Monfort Théâtre (Paris) ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris
In association with Le Monfort (Paris) ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris
With support from Ville de Paris, Fondation Meyer pour le développement culturel et artistique, Fondation Humanités, Digital et Numérique, Fondation L’Accompagnatrice, and Fondation de France
With artistic participation from the Jeune Théâtre National (Paris)
Artistic residencies at the Nouveau Gare au Théâtre (Vitry-sur-Seine), Le Monfort Théâtre (Paris), La Villette (Paris), T2G – Théâtre de Gennevilliers, centre dramatique national, Préau, centre dramatique national de Normandie-Vire, and the Ménagerie de Verre (Paris)