Lea Kukovičič: THE LAST HAMLET

Performance is created in co-production with the Prešeren Theatre Kranj.

14th September 2023 – Stara mestna elektrarna
20th September 2023 – Prešeren Theatre Kranj

The Last Hamlet is the last part of the When Men Cry trilogy. The trilogy began with the symposium When Men Cry the World Shuts Down and continued with the crying interventions at the Week of Slovenian Drama, entitled The Last Hamlet, a Prelude. Shakespeare’s Hamlet is one of the most frequently performed texts in the history of theatre, but the value system of Hamlet is not a value system to which we aspire to today, even though the world is still full of Hamlets.


If the last Hamlet was made, what would he look like? Perhaps it’s too late. Perhaps there have been too many last Hamlets. Or perhaps it’s too soon. “The world is off the rails.” Anachronistic. We’re saving the future from the past. The present from the future. Repetition will save us. Repetition will kill us. Over and over again. And again.
In my dreams, actors cry. On stage. The stage is crying. In my dreams, men cry. They love when they love and hate when they hate. In my dreams they apologize. In my dreams they say:

“This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.”
T. S. Eliot

Everything always starts with family. Like patriarchy. Like Christianity. Like a monarchy. Like Hamlet. And everything always looks the same.

Text: Lea Kukovičič and Wojtek Ziemilski
Director: Lea Kukovičič
Actors: Miha Rodman, Živa Selan, Blaž Setnikar, Borut Veselko
Dramaturgue: Sodja Zupanc Lotker
Scenography: Zuzana Scerankova
Costume design: Olga Grubić
Lighting design: Zuzana Režna
Choreography: Nataša Živković
Video: Toni Soprano Meneglejte
Music selection and sound design: Rok Kovač
Language consultant: Irena Androjna Mencinger
Makeup design: Matej Pajntar
Scenography assistant and technical collaborator: Martin Lovšin
A crying man: Ciril Roblek
Producers: Ajda Koloini, Alma R. Selimović
Public relations: Tamara Bračič Vidmar, Eva Belčič
Techical staff of Prešeren Theatre Kranj:
Technical director: mag. Igor Berginc
Stage and props manager: Dominik Vodopivec
Whisperer: Iztok Jereb
Light technician: Nejc Plevnik
Sound technician: Primož Kuburič
Hairdresser and makeup artist: Matej Pajntar
Dresser: Bojana Fornazarič
Stage technicians: Robert Rajgelj, Boštjan Marčun, Marko Kranjc, Jure Fon
Technical staff of Bunker, Ljubljana:
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Lighting and sound design: Andrej Petrovčič
Technicians: Manca Vukelič, Duško Pušica, Vid Starman

Co-produced by: Bunker, Ljubljana and Prešernovo gledališče Kranj
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City Municipality Ljubljana, City Municipality Kranj

*In the text the quotes by William Shakespear (translation by Oton Župančič, Janko Moder), Jelisaveta Blagojević, Edo Atkins, bell hooks, Filip Mramor, Adam Manthey Steen, Anna Jane Utermøhl Lund, Blanco and Jelica Zupanc are used.


14. 09. 2023


20:00 - 21:00


10€ / 7€

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