Tavola tavola, chiodo chiodo...

Duration: The play is currently in production

During the pandemic, there were many thoughts expressed regarding the world of entertainment and its fate.

“In this period - writes Musella - I have often sought refuge in the words of the greats: poets, writers and philosophers, in search of comfort, inspiration or even answers to the present,

This led to the emergence of the desire to rediscover Eduardo, theatrical company leader, and what slowly emerged was an image of the artist not only tied to the beauty of his works, but also to his Don Quixote-esque battles tirelessly won and lost”.

Tommaso De Filippo - who manages the cultural patrimony of the family - has lent his support to Lino Musella in his research into the memories of Eduardo, with the desire to strongly encourage dialogue between generations on stage. The actor will therefore be lending body and voice to the words from letters addressed to Institutions, speeches to the Senate, notes and the papers related to the exhausting work for the Teatro San Ferdinando.

“I am part of a generation born amongst the rubble of the great Theatre, and my only choice is perhaps to choose whether to succumb in the midst of countless difficulties of try, piece by piece, to build a possibility for the future, as suggested critically by those words - inscribed on a tombstone in Eduardo’s theatre - that in reality suggest energetic and continuous action. This great artist - continues Musella - is constantly striving to make himself heard by politicians and Institutions, and he often fails, in some way just like it is for us nowadays, but even from afar he never fails to raise his soft and resounding voice”.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 3 to 8 November 2020
Tavola tavola, chiodo chiodo...
a project by Lino Musella and Tommaso De Filippo
based on Eduardo De Filippo’s notes, correspondence and papers
a play by and with
Lino Musella
live music Marco Vidino
sets Paola Castrignanò
lighting Pietro Sperduti
sound Marco D'Ambrosio
historic research Maria Procino
director’s assistant Melissa Di Genova
costumes by Sara Marino
an ELLEDIEFFE, Teatro di Napoli–Teatro Nazionale production

Stalls: Full price € 33
Balcony: Full price € 26

Where and when to purchase tickets
It is possible to purchase tickets for programmed performances taking place from September to December and use vouchers as payment.
No subscriptions schemes are available for the aforementioned performances.

It is possible to purchase full-price and discounted tickets online. Tickets for all productions for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances. Purchased tickets are sent by email at the moment of purchase and are available on the user’s personal profile. Tickets can be purchased with credit card.

Box office line +39 02.42.411.889
From Monday to Saturday from 9.45 a.m.to 6.45 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the event of performances on bank holidays, the service is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for under -26 and over -65).
Purchased tickets are sent by email.
Access to the auditorium with reduced-price tickets is subject to verification by the theatre personnel.
Payment can be made by credit card (with the exception of American Express).

Piccolo Teatro Strehler box office
The Teatro Strehler box office (L. go Greppi, 1 – Metro M2 station Lanza) observes the following opening hours: from Monday to Saturday 9.45 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.; Sundays 1 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.; closed on Sundays and bank holidays.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for under -26 and over -65). Access to the auditorium with reduced-price tickets is subject to verification by the theatre personnel.
For the final hour before the beginning of a performance, the box office is available exclusively for the production that is due to begin.

Teatro Grassi and Teatro Studio Melato box offices
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For artistic reasons, access to the auditorium is not permitted once the performance has started. You may take your seat during any intervals.
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Safety measures for access to performances

• In order to avoid queues and crowing, spectators are invited to arrive at the place of performance in good time.

• It is possible to access the auditorium by showing your ticket directly from your smartphone.

• Spectators with a body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5°C will not be allowed access to the performance and will have the right to a refund for their ticket. The personnel at the entrance will have dedicated thermal scanners for measuring temperature.

• All spectators must wear face masks (general regulations apply for children) and sanitise their hands via the dedicated dispensers. Spectators without masks can ask for one at the entrance.

• The seating in the auditorium respects current distancing regulations.

For information on tickets and the use of vouchers for organised groups, please contact the Office for Public Promotion and Cultural Proposals on +39 02 72 333 216 email: promozione.pubblico@piccoloteatromilano.it