Gdansk Shakespeare Festival


current events – announcements – previews


24 May 2019

Mainstage presentations of this year’s festival comprise performances based on William Shakespeare’s texts, inspired by The Bard’s plays, but also the ones based on Shakespeare’s contemporary playwrights. The latter idea is to be developed also in the following years.

The Programme of 23rd Festiwal includes the following performances:

As You Like It”, directed by Krystyna Janda, Wybrzeże Theatre, Gdansk, Poland

Lady Macbeth”, choreography: Walter Matteini & Ina Broeckx, imPerfect Dancers, Italy

Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, directed by Tapaszto Erno, Aradi Kamaraszinhaz with The Tiger Lillies, Hungary/Romania /UK

Romeo & Juliet”, directed by Lusine Yernjakyan, Yerevan Chamber State Theatre /Armenia

Uncle Maroye Re-examined” by Marin Drżič, directed by Paolo Tišljarić, coproduction of House of Marin Držić, Marin Držić Theatre and Midsummer Scene, Croatia /UK

Titus Andronicus”, directed by Igor Vuk Torbica, Zagrebačko kazalište mladih (Zagreb Youth Theatre), Croatia

Rome”, based on Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Anthony and Cleopatra, directed by Karin Henkel, Deutsches Theater, Berlin, Germany

The Knight of a Burning Pestle” by Francis Beaumont, directed by Declan Donellan, Cheek by Jowl/ The Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre, Russia/UK

Additionally – concert of the British trio The Tiger Lillies.

That’s not all, as long as the Festival’s Mainstage programme is concerned, the Golden Yorick Competition is in progress (for the best Polish Shakespeare’s Adaptation of the season) and the competition finalists will be announced in mid June.

Photo above comes from the performance “Rom” (Rome), Deutsches Theater, Berlin, photo by Arno Declair;

Festiwal Szekspirowski


18 April 2019

We are waiting for your presentation offer until 26th May!

The 4th edition of ShakespeareOFF Competition has commenced. This year the competion is a part of  „Shaking the Walls” project co-financed by Creative Europe Programme of European Union. The main theme of the competition is therefore to give an artistic shape to various kinds of real and metaphoric walls that divide people and communities: individuals, social and racial groups, nations and countries. The competition is a part of the 23rd Gdansk Shakespeare Festival taking place from 26th July to 4st August 2019, organised by the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and Theatrum Gedanense Foundation.

Festiwal Szekspirowski