hamlet is dead. no gravity

Ewald Palmetshofer

Directed by: Andrea Ferran

Something’s rotten in Mani and Dani’s childhood home. Bine and Oli got married, but did they make the right choice? Kurt has a secret, and his wife Caro knows it. Hannes is dead, but who pulled the trigger?

With cruel comedy, past recriminations and sensational revelations, Ewald Palmetshofer presents a dark vision of a family in crisis.

Part of VOLTA International Festival

Ewald Palmetshofer was born in Linz in 1978 and studied theology, philosophy and psychology in Vienna. In 2008, he was named Most Promising Author of The Year. His play hamlet is dead. no gravity (hamlet ist tot. keine schwerkraft) was invited to the Mühlheimer Theatertage in 2008, and Faust hat Hunger und verschluckt sich an einer Grete, which had its world premiere in April 2009 at the Schauspielhaus Vienna, was invited to the Mühlheimer Theatertage in 2010. His plays have been produced at the Schauspielhaus Vienna, the Schaubühne Berlin, the Theater an der Ruhr Mühlheim, the Schauspielhaus Dresden, among many other theaters.  Palmetshofer was recently awarded the Muhlheimer Dramatists award for ‘The Unmarried’.

Andrea Ferran is Artistic Director of the VOLTA International Play Festival. Andrea won the Leverhulme Directors’ Bursary, becoming Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio and the Finborough Theatre. Recent directing credits include: Don Juan Comes Back From The War (Finborough Theatre), Tango(Young Vic), Neighbours, The Language Archive, Another Man’s Son, Horses in a Storm (National Theatre Studio), Far Away (Kennedy Center, Washington DC), Les Enfants Terribles and The Sound of a Voice (Arcola Theatre).

Supported by

3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 September at 7pm

8 September – Pay What You Can Tuesday (tickets in person from 6pm – limited and subject to availability)
Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport

Running time: 90 minutes approximately (no interval).
Performed in English.