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A Hamlet to be seen, and more. In his new production of Shakespeare’s classic for the Piccolo, Antonio Latella invites his audiences to listen to a text that “always suggests something that could be, but that is not”.

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato

Ten actors of differing ages, training and background, a new translation produced for the occasion by Federico Bellini, and a set that forms an integral part of the script: Hamlet, the project by Antonio Latella at the Piccolo, promises an experience of total theatre that, enhanced by the fascinating setting of the Teatro Studio Melato, leads the accompanies the audience on a journey through Shakespeare’s play, exploring its most deeply hidden aspects. “This is a promise that I made to myself when I staged Hamlet for the first time - explains Latella -: rethink it every ten years - this was more or less the time-frame I gave myself - in order to understand each time where I stood, not only in terms of directing Shakespeare, but also within the profession itself. Directing Hamlet means facing up to the work of “failure”. When working on it, one is aware of not possessing it entirely”. It is a “study” piece, allowing one to examine themselves and their own work. Hamlet is completely different at every stage in life”. Federica Rosellini in the title role – Latella continues, “has the artistic gift of ambiguity and doubt. For me, the Hamlet of the 21st century goes beyond sexuality, beyond the distinction between woman and man, moving to an alternative condition: in the classics, the words have no genitals, they are of such a higher level as to make a difference”.
“What makes this production special - concludes the director - is the suggestion to the audience to try not only to watch, but also to listen, together, to every single word in the text”.

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato, from 5 to 27 June 2021
by William Shakespeare
translated by Federico Bellini
playwrighting by Linda Dalisi
directed by Antonio Latella
sets Giuseppe Stellato
costumes by Graziella Pepe
lighting Simone De Angelis
music and sound Franco Visioli
with Federica Rosellini, Anna Coppola, Michelangelo Dalisi, Francesca Cutolo, Fabio Pasquini, Francesco Manetti, Ludovico Fededegni, Stefano Patti, Andrea Sorrentino, Flaminia Cuzzoli
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa production



The performance is divided into two parts that can be seen separately or as a whole. 
Viewing over two days entails the simultaneous purchase of both dates at the cost of a single ticket.

Forecast duration (the play is currently in production)
part one 3 hours and 10 minutes with 20 minutes interval
part two 2 hour and 50 minutes with 20 minutes interval
entire play 5 hours and 40 minutes with one-hour interval

Click here for the calendar and to see the possoble combination of dates.

Stalls full price € 40
Balcony full price € 32

There will be no provision for the sale of subscriptions

Click here for information on how and where to purchase 

For artistic reasons, access to the auditorium is not permitted once the performance has started.
You may take your seat during any intervals.
Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or substituted or be used for dates or times which differ from those indicated.

Safety measures for access to performances

  • In order to prevent queues and crowding, we invite spectators to arrive at the venue for the show in advance of the scheduled start time.
  • For access face masks must be worn (or an alternative form of protection approved by the Lombardy Region. Non-medical masks are prohibited). The face mask must be worn for the entire duration of the play. “Courtesy” face masks will be available for spectators who do not have suitable protection. Hands must be sanitised via the dedicated dispensers.
  • Personnel at the entrance will have dedicated thermal scanners for measuring temperature. Spectators with a body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5°C will not be granted access.
  • seats assigned guarantee respect for regulations regarding interpersonal distancing.
  • Spectators are kindly requested to follow the instructions provided by the ushers as well as via audio and visual indications in the venue.


For information on tickets and the use of vouchers for organised groups, please contact the Office for Public Promotion and Cultural Proposals
tel. +39 02.72.333.216
email promozione.pubblico@piccoloteatromilano.it