Hamlet celebrates 200 years at the Dramaten with Adam Lundgren in the title role

By on February 2, 2019
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The actors Anders de Wahl, Lars Hanson, Ulf Palme, Jan Malmsjö, Peter Stormare and Jonas Malmsjö have among other things already taken on the role of Hamlet at the Dramaten. Now it’s time for Adam Lundgren to take the lead role in the play’s play. For directing, Sofia Jupither stands and the premiere takes place on the Big stage on February 9th.

Hamlet is the most played Shakespeare piece on Dramaten and has been set up at least ten times during the theater’s 230-year history. In March 1819, Dramaten was successful with Hamlet, the theater’s first Shakespeare, with Gustaf Fredrik Åbergsson in the title role. So with this year’s set, Dramaten celebrates two centuries.

After several male directors, most recently Ingmar Bergman in 1986 and Staffan Waldemar Holm in 2008, it is now time for Sofia Jupither to become the first female director to put up the play’s play on dramaten.

– I’ve always had a dream that sometime in my life I should be able to set up Hamlet. The play has basically everything that I am interested in. It is full of philosophical wisdom, while being a very close-up portrait of a man who is trying and would like to be something he is not. Who is struggling with himself in a situation he has not chosen, says director Sofia Jupither.

The director Sofia Jupither has worked at the largest theaters in the Nordic region. At Dramaten she has previously, among other things, directed I lusthuset, Ett dockhem and Frun från havet. Sofia was awarded the Svenska Dagbladets Thaliapris in 2014.

Adam Lundgren got his big breakthrough in 2013 in the TV series Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar and in the film Känn ingen sorg. He is also current in the popular TV series Vår tid är nu.

The performance will be subtitled to Swedish and English, April 9 and 16 via the app in mobile or tablet

Introduction to Hamlet with dramaturge Irena Kraus, February 27, March 5, April 9 and April 16 at 18:30. Free entrance and open to everyone, even those without a ticket to the show.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm