July Performance: King Lear gets the hand-in-glove treatment


Shakespeare’s Puppets
July 1-30 (not Fridays), 13:00; Kronborg Castle, Helsingør; tickets: kids 40kr, adults 80kr; over-6s, 30 mins; hamletscenen.dk

Eccentric puppeteer Finn Rye, with help from actress Lene Hummelshøj and jazz saxophonist Fredrik Lundin, returns to the Kronborg battlements for another month of Shakespeare-inspired puppetry.

There’s something for the whole family to enjoy as King Lear gets the hand-in-glove treatment for a 30-minute wordless all-action story of true love, honour and betrayal.

The show has been adapted to be understood by children – necessary as the play features gougings, poisonings, insanity and lots of murder.

Crisálida with Memory Wax

(photo: Miguel Azcue)
(photo: Miguel Azcue)

July 4; Malmø, Sweden; free adm; sommarscen.se

As part of Sommarscen Malmø, the European premiere of Crisálida with Memory Wax, a co-production with a Cuban dance theatre, is a definite highlight on the contemporary dance scene this summer. (LK)


(photo: passagefestival.nu)
(photo: passagefestival.nu)

Jul 29-Aug 1; Helsingør & Helsingborg, Sweden; free adm; passagefestival.nu

This international street theatre festival is unique. Taking over various locations, in residential areas as well as on the main street, the performers will turn the whole city into one big stage. (LK)