Schäfer Thieme Produktion (D)

The Hamlet Case

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 7.30 p.m.
Ages 14+
Duration: 80 minutes


To be or not to be? Indeed, that is the tragedy. A young man finds himself between the millstones of power interests. An entire family annihilates itself. A revenge drama with puppets based on William Shakespeare.

Right in the middle of this drama is Prince Hamlet: Trying to break through the system of betrayal, intrigue and distrust, he gets caught in the vicious circle of murder. However, this time things should be different: Hamlet must survive! Can't the course of fate be changed by chance or even by the smallest intervention?

The highly psychological drama, narrated by two gravediggers, is reduced to its basic conflicts like a chamber play, always anxious to take away the pathos of a piece of world literature. A collage about remembering, madness and truth and the many possibilities of life, which inevitably ends in death.

Actress, Actor: Veronika Thieme, Pierre Schäfer
Director: Hans-Jochen Menzel
Author: William Shakespeare
Puppet and scenery design: Suse Wächter
Copyright Photos: Alexander Hörbe

About the group:

Pierre Schäfer is a self-employed puppeteer, director, and author. From 1986 to 1990, Pierre studied at the HfS 'Ernst Busch' in Berlin and is a co-founder of the 'Theater Handgemenge'. He has been self-employed since 1990.

Veronika Thieme was born in 1976 in Arbon/Switzerland at Lake Constance. Initially, she studied medicine at the FU Berlin. From 1998 to 1999, she attended the international acting school École Philippe Gaulier in London and studied with performers of the 'Theatre de Complicite'. From 2004 to 2008 she studied contemporary puppetry at the 'HfS Ernst Busch', graduating with a diploma.