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On from 16 Jul 2016 till 17 Jul 2016
All Around Town
by Heiner Müller
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £10.00 - £13.00 - £12 online booking

About: Hamletmachine

Heiner Müller’s Hamletmachine is a collage of fragments, an orgy of deconstruction. We invite you to walk through the pieces of a broken civilisation and experience a grotesque wasteland full of beauty and cruelty. The human body stands at its centre – fragile and yet capable of extreme destruction and pain.

We live in a time when Europe is facing all sorts of crises – economic, political, social, humanitarian ones – governments are busy burying these problems rather than facing them with actual solutions, and young people do not know which way to go. For Müller’s Hamlet to be a machine is to be free of cultural and personal memory, to feel no pain, to have no thoughts. With a disturbing energy Müller writes of the “ruins of Europe,” for a revolution that both reduces and elevates humans to machines. Hamletmachine is a harrowing portrait of the aftermath of a war, of life under crisis.

Ugly Duck
47-49 Tanner Street London
07714 986145

16th -17th July
3pm, 5pm, 7pm
(Running time: approx. 1 hour)

Collide is a london-based theatre company made of emerging artists. Our aim is to make what we consider bold and exciting theatre, reimagining classics and producing edgy new work. Recent graduates of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Central Saint Martins, UCL, Royal College of Music, Mountview Academy, we are fuelled by our need to create theatre for an audience who is willing to think differently. Collide’s debut production was a site-specific performance of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis in the Crypt under St Pancras Church in July 2015.

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“There is no benchmark I can offer, no relevant experience to relate it to, but in terms of pure stagecraft it is an excellent envisioning of a very difficult play, and an experience worth undertaking, even if only because it is different from anything else out there.”
A Younger Theatre

“I can’t really put into words everything that I felt as I climbed out of that Crypt, but I felt changed. Bravo.”
Performance Reviewed

“An incredibly powerful production which rises to Kane’s challenge.”

“I don’t think the written word is enough to convey the power of being in the crypt with the play going on around you.”

“The attention to detail is staggering, testament to Louizou’s magisterial direction; the staging appeals to almost every sense. It is nothing if not a powerful piece of theatre, and one, whilst a challenge to stomach, that is entirely deserving of the upmost praise and reverence."
Pi Media

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