Scandinavian-type family drama.

We are focusing on a story of a boy who lost his father and also mother in way, who remarried shortly after the father's death - it is a true family tragedy, a tragedy of a very much followed royal family.

Everyone can be seen and although the events take place inside the palace, the public is always up to date.

Young Hamlet loved his father, he also loved beautiful and clever Ophelia but then he discovered something one cannot live with. Is it possible to face the cruel truth and keep quiet?

And so it might seem that the Danish prince has gone mad. Yet, as Lord Chamberlain points out - there's method in the madness ...

We probably all know by now that there's no happy ending to this story.

"Great theatrical psycho thriller and success of the year!"
Veronika Baušová, I-Divadlo

"Staging  the iconic scenes very freshly and surprisingly"
Jana Soprová, Rozhlas

"Great potential for success unseen"
Tomáš Šťástka, MF Dnes

About the company

Svandovo Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Prague. It is focused on contemporary plays and bold adaptation of classics. We also offer many other activities such as concerts, talk shows, independent theatre productions, public workshops etc. There are 450 events per year and almost all of them are accompanied by English surtitles. Svandovo Theatre has performed at festivals in Russia, Belarus, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Besides there was a successful eight-weeks-long run of The Good and The True on Broadway, New York City in 2014.


Theatre / company

Švandovo Theatre in Smíchov / Švandovo divadlo na Smíchově

Czech title



William Shakespeare


Daniel Špinar

Length of the performance

140 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons



Subtitles available , English




Hamlet was awarded 4th place in "Anketa divadelních novin". Patrik Děrgel and Petra Hřebíčková were nominated for “Thalia Prizes 2014" Thálie 2014”.


Marie Seifová