His father died under suspicious circumstances. His mother has other things on her mind and he doesn’t trust his stepfather. When it then seems that his girlfriend Ophelia is also abandoning him, the chaos in his life is complete.

Director Hilde Mulder tackles William Shakespeare’s most performed classic with ten young actors: Hamlet. Love, revenge, murder and madness; a family drama full of great emotions of young people who collide with the adult world. And where of course the world-famous question arises: ‘To be or not to be?’ Because that is ultimately what life is about.


Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden
Wednesday November 27 -try out
Thursday November 28 – premiere
Friday November 29 (with introduction by Carlo Scheldwacht, editor of the piece)
Monday December 2 – extra performance
Tuesday December 3


Wednesday January 22 Theater Sneek
Thursday january 23 Koornbeurs Franeker
Tuesday January 28 Posthuistheater Heerenveen
Tuesday February 11 De Lawei Drachten
Wednesday March 5
Compagnietheater Amsterdam
Sunday June 15 Havenwerk Deventer
Tuesday September 9 Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Tuesday September 23 Theater Haarlem Haarlem
Tuesday September 25 Schouwburg Het Park Hoorn
Wednesday November 5 Jeugdtheater de Krakeling Amsterdam

Tickets can be ordered at the theaters.

Who’s participating?

Author William Shakespeare
Adapted by Carlo Scheldwacht
Directed by Hilde Mulder
Director’s assistent Coco de Haas
Actors Tim Helderman, Minke Hoogenboezem, Esther Kamphuis, Roel van Klaveren, Martijn Klop, Roelof Meijer, Leoni Pirenne, Jelke Rijpma, Merel Staalstra, Bo Veltman
Set design Marlies Schot
Costuming Judith de Zwart
Lighting design Gé Wegman
Musical compositions Peter Sijbenga
Technical Support Koos de Vries, Gido Bamboe
Vocal training Jolien Middelweerd
Fencing lessons Andries Tóth
Education Karlijn Benthem
Publicity photo Martin Rijpstra
marketing Berber van Oyen
Publicity Hester Berkelmans
Graphic design Rob van Hoesel
Production Joukje Rondaan
Administration Henny Postma
artistic and bussiness direction by Hilde Mulder


The Leeuwarder Courant visited a fencing lesson by Andries Tóth on June 17.
Click here for the full review

Hilde Mulder, director, was interviewed by the Friesch Dagblad. Read the full article here.

Tim Helderman, Hamlet in the performance, was grilled by the Leeuwarder Courant.
Read the full article here

“Despite the intense emotions that are not avoided, this Hamlet remains light as a feather.”

Read the entire review from the Leeuwarder Courant here.

Read the entire review from the Friesch Dagblad here.