9 July 2024 / Events

Commedia dell’Arte – Arlecchino & Felicity

Etcetera Theatre 

August 5, 7, and 8 at 3pm.  August 6 at 5pm

UK Premiere from Venice’s Botttegavaga Theatre!

Arlecchino & Felicity is Bottegavaga’s newest devised show, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Eccentric Felicity is determined to mourn the tragic story of these star-crossed lovers. Never was there astory of more woe until Arlecchino appears – and cultures clash in a bid for the Bard. Can there be a way out of this tragedy? Only Arlecchino can tell!

Italian clowning meets Shakespeare: England versus Italy as you’d never imagined!

Commedia dell’Arte actors Vanni Carpenedo and Bettyna Andriolo bring Shakespeare’s constellation of characters to life through masks, music and physical story-telling.

Suitable for theatre-goers 8 and older.

Performed in English and Italian, this playfully inventive production appeals to speakers of either language.Why Shakespeare and Commedia? “Bottegavaga has long been fascinated with the potential synergybetween the two,” explains director Alberta Toninato. “Our new show reinvents Commedia dell’arte for the international audience of Camden Fringe.”

Ticket bookings: shakespeare-remixed/



“You must shortlist this on your itinerary. If not, you will miss out on seeing not only a gem of Italian culture, but a theatre group at the top of their game.” — Amy Munice, Picture This Post

“I would like to congratulate the company and actors for an absolutely outstanding performance. They workedmagnificently. For me, it’s been one of the highlights of all the Festivals that I’ve had the pleasure to enjoy.” Richard Demarco, founder-member of Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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