Theater der Zeit: "Hamlet" brings the debate on reality in contemporary theatre to a new level
Theater heute:It's an evening that holds us while making us swing. (...) There are only a few directors who lead theatre to a critical point as Boris Nikitin currently does.
Tagesanzeiger: Thus, above all hovers the question what theatre today is able to be and supposed to do. It's a constructive-provocative, grandiose evening that develops an electrifying pull.
theaterkrant.nl: it is grim, raw, hallucinogenic.
“Hamlet” is not a retelling of Shakespeare’s play but uses Shakespeare’s material as a mask with which to reflect on identity, individuality, delusion and reality. In a mixture of experimental documentary performance and queer music-theatre, the performer and electro-musician Julian Meding takes on the role of a contemporary Hamlet rebelling against reality. Supported by the award-winning Basel string quartet “The Musical Garden”, Meding embarks on a tour de force, in which he reveals himself, his body and his biography to the eyes of the audience. Is it even Meding? Or is it Hamlet? Is everything just a game? To be or not to be? Or both at the same time? “Hamlet” is all about poetic revolt: raw, coarse-grained, confrontational, anti-social and dazzling.