Thursday 2nd February 2012

Le Grenat, Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan




A popular and visual adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet directed by David Bobee, whose aim was to make this into a popular show, this version of Hamlet  takes place in a large black tiled morgue. Cold, hard, shiny walls, with the dimensions of a palace. Denmark is cold. A black box, a space brain inside a skull, video projected on the walls…….
With diversity of disciplines, Bobée’s Hamlet consists of  theatre, dance, circus, and a variety of colours and ethnic origins.

‘Acrobatics, rock, decor both futuristic and macabre: David Bobée modernises Hamlet.’


More info:
‪Le Théâtre de l’Archipel‬
‪Avenue Général Leclerc‬
‪BP 90 327 – 66003 Perpignan cedex‬
‪Tel : 04 68 62 62 00‬
‪Email :‬



Le Théâtre de l’Archipel‬

There is an exciting new addition to the Perpignan skyline. If you have been to Perpignan in the last few months you would have noticed a large construction along Avenue Général Leclerc and a giant concrete bubble. This bubble is ‬now‪ ‘the grenat,’ a large theatre space accommodating 1100 guests and the venue of the Théâtre de l’Archipel. Designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the theatre will bring a touch of prestige to the previously rundown edge of the city.‬

‪The new theatre and cultural precinct is designed to be an artistic & cultural hub for the city. Welcoming local and international artists, it is hoped the precinct will encourage a spirit of multiculturalism and social tolerance.‬

‪There is something for everyone in the season line-up including theatre, dance, circus, opera, classical & contemporary music, as well as a special programme for children. Some of the artists performing include Eric Cantona, Thomas Dutronc and Yael Naim. Ticket prices range from 11€ to 40€.‬

‪For ticket and performance information you can visit the theatre website: Here you will be able to read more about “the grenat” and take a virtual tour of the site.‬

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