Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Theater Basel | Willhelm Tell

Willhelm Tell is a co-production between the Theater Basel and the Schauspiel Köln, directed by Stefan Bachmann. We all know the story of Willhelm Tell, but we have never seen it staged like in this production.
The text is very close to Schiller's original but the way it is performed is completely different and very modern.
The whole play is spoken simultaneously to different beats, which creates a captivating flow that made it hard for us to sit still.
The stage never changes throughout the play, it is a wooden construction with one vertical and one horizontal passage where the action takes place.
A play about independence, freedom and justice, about moral courage, cohesion and strong characters.
Stefan Bachmanns Willhelm Tell is a fantastic production with brilliant actors and an amazing concept we liked very much.


production: Stefan Bachmann
stage: Olaf Altmann
costume: Jana Findeklee, Joki Tewes
bodywork: Sabina Perry
composition: Balthasar Streiff, Singoh Nketia
light: Roland Edrich
dramatic composition: Barbara Sommer

Thiemo Strutzenberger as HERMANN GESSLER, REICHSVOGT IN SCHWYZ AND URI
Nicola Mastroberardino as WERNER, BARON FROM ATTINGHAUSEN and BERTA FROM BRUNECK, RICH HEIRESS
Simon Kirsch as ULRICH FROM RUDENZ, HIS NEPHEW
Robert Dölle as WERNER STAUFFACHER
Wolfgang Pregler as WALTHER FÜRST and GERTRUD, STAUFFACHERS WIFE
Bruno Cathomas as WILLHELM TELL
Thomas Reisinger as RÖSSELMANN, THE PASTOR and KONRAD BAUMGARTEN
Max Rothbart as ARNOLD VOM MELCHTAL and ARMGARD, A FARMER
Justus Maier as STRUTH VON WINKELRIED and HEDWIG, TELLS WIFE
Ilario Raschér as WALTER, TELLS SON
Benedikt Ocker as SLATER

DJ: Singoh Nketia alias DJ Flink

© pictures: Simon Hallström

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