One of the world´s most famous play, in which each generation inserts its footprint.

Who is Hamlet? An oversensitive son, a contemplative intellectual, or an implacable avenger?
A tragedy of thought and action, where a lie plays on the truth, traitors on friends and a murderer on a good king. Who is Hamlet? An oversensitive son, a contemplative intellectual, or an implacable avenger? The young Danish prince returns from his studies to his father's funeral. But his uncle already has a place on the throne and at the queen's side. The country is threatened by a foreign army, lies and corruption grow through the state apparatus and basic moral rules are violated in the name of personal goals. Where do the boundaries of human conscience, the courage to stand up to evil, and the power to take ordering into our own hands? Is it possible to keep a clean shield in the dirt? And can love survive in it? A story about madness in a crazy time. A game about whether it's more to live than to be.
The performance is directed by artistic director of Prague City Theatres Michal Dočekal.

Audience: adult, children 15+

About the company

Prague City Theatres are one of Prague’s most significant cultural institutions with a rich history dating back to 1950. Beginning in 2018, with a new management headed by Daniel Přibyl as managing director and Michal Dočekal as artistic chief, Prague City Theatres are comprised of three main venues: Rokoko, ABC, and Komedie Theatre. In addition to those venues, activities and productions in the open air or in various non-theatrical buildings are planned. The aim is to transform Prague City Theatres into a theatre institution with international connections, one that will tackle deep issues of the modern day and play an active role in the development of Czech and European theatre and society.


Theatre / company

Prague City Theatres / Městská divadla pražská

Czech title



William Shakespeare


Michal Dočekal


Michal Dočekal


Jana Slouková, Daniel Přibyl

Stage design

Martin Chocholoušek

Costume design

Zuzana Bambušek Krejzková

Lighting design

Jan Beneš

Length of the performance

180 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons



Czech , English


Adult , Children


Jana Burianová