No Limits PLUS
A bold, joyous and thought-provoking new perspective on a classic work
Teatro La Plaza from Lima, Peru presents a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic work, told by and for those who struggle to be accepted.
Sharing their desires and frustrations, a group of young people with Down syndrome take the stage with a freely adapted version of Hamlet. Constructed around Shakespeare’s original text and personal anecdotes from the actors’ lives, the production explores the play’s central, existential question: “To be or not to be?” As the characters examine the impact on individuals whose lives have historically been considered a burden or a social waste, the audience is forced to consider the value and meaning of existence in a contemporary world where human worth is measured against unattainable standards of efficiency, production and beauty.
Blending personal monologues, classical drama, pop music, dance and wry humour, Teatro La Plaza’s Hamlet offers an eye-opening and provocative look at questions of inclusion and discrimination – making us question our own perceptions and values, but ultimately presenting a joyous celebration of life and theatre in all forms.
Arts Accessibility Services
Subtitles and accessible captions in Chinese and English, audio description in Cantonese, house programme in audio format available; guide dogs welcome
Chela De Ferrari
Born in Lima, Peru, Chela De Ferrari studied painting at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, and theatre at the Club de Teatro de Lima. In Córdoba, Argentina, she directed the group EXTRAS for five years, staging collective creations and plays by Argentine authors. After returning to Peru, she was invited to direct several productions at the PUCP Cultural Center. In 2003 she founded the non-profit institution Teatro La Plaza, where she was also artistic director until 2021. In 2013 De Ferrari created Sala de Parto, a Teatro La Plaza programme designed to inspire and support new Peruvian playwriting. In the past 10 years, in collaboration with local and international partners, such as the Royal Court in London, Sala de Parto has helped to give birth to more than 50 plays. Recently, the programme has focused on providing support for women creators, and accompanying them in their process of creating new plays.
Art Group Profile
Teatro La Plaza
Established in 2003, Teatro La Plaza in Lima, Peru is a theatre creation space that investigates and interprets reality, building a critical point of view that dialogues with its community, and offering productions that question, provoke and surprise.
Through original new plays, as well as classics explored through a contemporary lens, the company formulates key questions that allow us to better understand our reality, the hectic times in which we live, and the complex nature of human beings. In 2013, La Plaza created Sala de Parto, a programme designed to nurture collaborations and foster and support new Peruvian plays and playwrights.
Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, people with disabilities and a companion and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
Group Booking Discount
10% discount on purchases of 4-9 full-price tickets for one programme.
20% discount on purchases of 10 or more full-price tickets for one programme.
Package Booking Discount
10% discount on purchases of 2-3 full-price tickets for multiple programmes.
20% discount on purchases of 4 or more full-price tickets for multiple programmes.
- Approx. 95 mins with no interval
- Performed in Spanish
- Recommended for ages 6 and above
©Shinsuke Sugino & Takashi Torikawa