Hamlet de los Andes

The Pit, Barbican Centre
Silk Street, West End, Greater London EC2Y 8DS
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In its first visit to the UK, acclaimed company Teatro de los Andes transpose Hamlet to Bolivia in this urgent, physical and stunningly visual production. Using inventive but deceptively simple staging, three actors and a musician play 15 characters to create a politically charged take on Hamlet that exposes the plight of the thousands of Bolivians who leave their rural homes for the city in hope of a better life.

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles. Teatro de los Andes, one of Latin America's finest companies, combines Bolivian music and traditional theatre forms with Shakespeare's themes of personal betrayal and state corruption to create a deeply affecting and original new work. Running time: 1hr 20mins with no interval.

Part of CASA Latin American Theatre Festival