A pinnacle in the art of theatre and a foundational text of European culture,Hamlet is a challenge every theatre-maker wants to take on. For his first collaboration with the OCC, the internationally renowned director Yannis Houvardas embraces risk in this reading of Shakespeare’s poetic masterpiece which features Christos Loulis as Hamlet, Amalia Moutousi in the role of Gertrude, a fine cast and a new translation from Dionysis Kapsalis.

King Hamlet dies. His wife, Gertrude, marries his brother, Claudius, who is crowned the new king. The ghost of the dead king appears to his son, prince Hamlet, and demands revenge on the plotters who caused his death.Before the backdrop of the Danish court, a corrupt, obsequious, spiritually bankrupt, totalitarian world in which everyone and everything is forever under surveillance, Hamlet stands out, solitary, cut-off, alone. 

“It is in this frozen world”, Yannis Houvardas notes, “where no one can hide from anyone or anything, that the story plays out of a generation crushed by the terrible mistakes of its predecessors and by its own spiralling inwardness”. If he is to destroy this rotten system, Hamlet must first destroy himself…

On Friday 23, Saturday 24, Friday 30, Saturday 31 January and 
Sunday 1 February with English surtitles (for better visibility of the surtitles screen it is advised to book seats in balcony A)
Surtitles editing: Memi Katsoni

Translation: Dionysis Kapsalis
Direction: Yannis Houvardas
Set Designer: Eva Manidaki
Music: Dimosthenis Grivas
Costumes: Ioanna Tsami
Lighting: Lefteris Pavlopoulos
Assistant director: Natassa Triantafylli
2nd Assistant director: Aspasia-Maria Alexiou
Assistant set designer: Thaleia Melissa
Assistant costume designer: Olga Panopoulou
Line Production: Rena Andreadaki
Production: Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens

Cast: Orpheas Avgoustidis, Charis Frangoulis, Giorgos Gallos, Giorgos Glastras, Nikos Hatzopoulos, Christos Loulis, Amalia Moutousi, Nikolas Papagiannis, Alkistis Poulopoulou, Thanos Tokakis, Giorgos Tzavaras,Kostas Vasardanis