The phenomenon of “Hamlet” and Shakespeare’s text form the basis of this theatre collage for a puppeteer and a musician.

The characters, distorted to grotesque puppets, grub themselves out of the rotten stage. Driven by the sounds of an electric guitar, Claudius and Gertrud, Hamlet and Ophelia, Clown and Actor play their game once more.

Scraps of words and dialogues in English and German mingle with old and new music.

Puppetry between Punk and Poetry!


puppets & play: Michael Vogel
ive - music: Charlotte Wilde
directed by: Frank Soehnle
premiere: 30.10.1997


Grand Prix at the 1st Int. Festival of Solo Animators Theater  Arlekin, Lódz, PL
1. prize at the 32. PIF International Puppet Theatre Festival, Zagreb, HR
3 prizes at the 19. International Festival of Puppetry Art, Bielsko-Biala, PL
Grand Prix at the International Puppet Festival, Torun, PL
Prize for acting at the International Festival of Adult Puppet Theatre, Pécs, H
1. prize at the 5th International Festival Spectaculo Interesse, Ostrava, CZ