Teatro de los Andes (Bolivia): Hamlet de los Andes

12. Hamlet de los Andes - Gonzalo Callejas - ©Valentino Saldivar

©Valentino Saldivar

Venue: The Pit, Barbican Centre
Performed in Spanish with English surtitles
Duration: 80 minutes

In their first visit to the UK, acclaimed company Teatro de los Andes transpose Hamlet to Bolivia in an urgent, physical and stunningly visual production.

Using 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.

Deeply affecting, 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 darkly comic and original new work.

‘A montage of great visual force’ ABC (Spain)

About Teatro de los Andes

Teatro de los Andes was founded in the village of Yotala, Sucre, in 1991 by Cesar Brie, Naira Gonzalez y Giampaolo Nalli. Since then, the company has performed their unique combination of western theatre techniques and traditional Bolivian music, fiestas and rituals culture to over 300,000 audience members across Bolivia, the Americas, India, Australasia and Europe.

Pre-Show talk: ‘What’s a universal story?’ – Thursday 3rd October at 6.15pm.

Find full information on all our talks here.