Please, Continue (Hamlet)
New Classics of Europe, Lodz, 2014 © Greg Noo-Wak
The New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre
from 2.30
to 3.30 hours
2 500 ₽
in Russian
You will find yourself at the real trial of Hamlet's crime. Along with Saint-Petersburg actors and professional lawyers, swiss director Yan Duyvendak adapted a well-known story to the realities of the Russian judicial system. The audience is to decide Hamlet's doom.
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Присяжными заседателями и кандидатами в присяжные заседатели не могут быть лица, не достигшие к моменту составления списков кандидатов в присяжные заседатели возраста 25 лет, имеющие непогашенную или неснятую судимость, признанные судом недееспособными или ограниченные судом в дееспособности, состоящие на учете в наркологическом или психоневрологическом диспансере в связи с лечением от алкоголизма, наркомании, токсикомании, хронических и затяжных психических расстройств.
Ознакомьтесь с требованиями законодательства РФ, ограничивающих участие в суде присяжных.
Supported by Pro Helvetia — Swiss Arts Council
In the residential area of the big city in the midst of the wedding, Hamlet kills Polonius — the father of his beloved Ophelia. The only witness to the crime is the mother of Hamlet, Gertrude. Ophelia sues Hamlet but he swears that her father has died in an accident. The trial begins almost three years later.

The main characters of this trial — Hamlet, Ophelia and Gertrude — are played by actors. All legal staff are real judges, prosecutors, lawyers and psychiatrists who conduct their practice in St. Petersburg.

Is Hamlet guilty of the murder? The sentence depends on the decision of the jury group which will be randomly chosen among the audience. What influences the choices we make: the speaker’s eloquence, our compassion or the level of education? The project explores the features of the modern judicial system but at the same time it gives the audience the opportunity to show citizenship and check the boundaries of the subjectivity of their own decisions.

Yan Duyvendak and Roger Bernat is a Swiss directorial duet. Their projects question the distinction between private and public space, combining theatrical and everyday reality.
Cie Yan Duyvendak / Dreams Come True

Authors Ян Дейвендак и Роже Барнат
Actors Roza Hairullina (Gertrude), Semyon Serzin (Hamlet), Alyona Starostina (Ophelia)

Set Design in collaboration with Sylvie Kleiber
Graphic Design Marie-Klara Gonzalez; Nicolas Robel B.ü.L.b Grafix
Management Marine Magnin
International development Judith Martin / Ligne Directe
Production and Communication Charlotte Terrapon
Stage Management Eric Mutel
Production Dreams Come True, Genève

Le Phénix scène nationale de Valenciennes; Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht; Théâtre du GRÜ, Genève
Montévidéo, Marseille; Le Carré/Les Colonnes, Scène conventionnée, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles/Blanquefort

Ville de Genève; République et canton de Genève; Pro Helvetia Fondation suisse pour la culture; Migros pour-cent culturel; Loterie Romande; Ministerio de Cultura-INAEM; Mécènes du sud, Marseille; Le Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil — centre dramatique national; CORODIS

How to get there?
The New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre,
Fontanka River Embankment, 49А
Metro station
Metro «Nevsky prospekt», «Gostiny dvor»
Walk from the metro
10 minutes