With its love both for improvisation and Shakespeare, 123 Schtunk has created a unique version of Romeo and Juliet where both laughter and tears have their places. The company toured with the show between 2006-2008, and it is now in their repertoire again with completely new, self-written music.Read More
After several unique shows based on Shakespeare’s plays, 123 Schtunk now makes a production about the man himself. Who was the man who wrote those fascinating plays? Where was he from? Where did he go? Many questions, few answers. 123Schtunk presents the absolute truth about Shakespeare, his theatre and his London.Read More
The Royal Swedish Ballet, one of Europe’s first and most revered ballet companies. This production provides a contemporary twist and retelling of Shakespeare's most treasured and tragic love story (Romeo and Juliet).Read More
What happens when morals collapse? Macbeth cannot stop murdering once he’s started. There is no place for empathy in his hunt for what he most desires: complete power. Verdi’s music and David Radok’s detailed directions drive the action towards the end. This production opened at Gothenburg Opera in 2008.Read More
Thomas Ostermeier’s Richard III, interpreted by Lars Eidinger in an outstanding performance, has a direct relationship to his audience throughout the play and seems to ask them, in the director words, just that: “Have you ever wanted to do what Richard does? Have you never felt the desire to commit wrongful acts?”Read More
Giuseppe Verdi's last opera is an ebullient comic masterpiece about a joyful knight. The work is based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and is a humorous celebration of love and life. Set, directed by Ann-Margret Pettersson, premiered at the Opera in 2009 with a colorful stage design of the high esteem the artist Lennart Jirlow.Read More
The Swedish premiere of Ambroise Thomas’ opera. Director Stephen Langridge - artistic director – focuses on political manipulation and family relations that are so complex they could drive anyone to madness. In a modern setting where you are watched everywhere it’s hard to differ between reality, illusion and paranoid delusions.Read More
Long live falling in love! In this romantic comedy of intrigues, Shakespeare celebrates the madness of humans and shows how the power of love enchants us away from all reason. This is a show for everyone who has been in love, wants to be in love, and for those who want to stop being in love and return to their rational selves.Read More
To celebrate the Shakespeare jubilee, Dramaten organises a LARP (Live Action Role Play) called Gertrudes hen where 200 participants will explore the prelude to Hamlet: What happens after Hamlet’s father is killed and before Gertrude marries the murderer?
The jubilee is also celebrated at Dramaten throughout the spring with a special dinner, a quiz-night and other events.Read More
Gothenburg Opera’s celebration of Shakespeare in 2016 is a concert with music inspired by Hamlet. Music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Gade, Stravinsky and Walton. Actors recite text from the play between the musical numbers. After the main concert the event continues with a smaller concert in the opera’s foyer.Read More
An aging King Lear is thrown into a labyrinth of despair and plight. Those around him vex and confuse him, and withdrawing from privileges prove to be more difficult than he could imagine. King Lear hands over his kingdom, but life changes – forever, and for everyone.
"King Lear" is Linus Tunström's last direction as CEO and Artistic Director of Uppsala City Theatre. In June 2016, he concludes a nine-year tenure as the theatre's leader to embark on new projects.
Hamlet's father has been murdered. His mother has remarried his uncle. Hamlet's friends are slipping away from him. Ophelia, his love, doesn’t understand him. Tough life!
In the hands of Lasse Beischer (123 Schtunk) and Teater Jaguar, the play Hamlet becomes an illustrated classic, filled with love and humour. Rapidly moving with the laughter close at hand, the play takes us 400 years back to an exciting family intrigue. An unexpected father, the murder of a king and mad love!Read More