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Family, Theatre Australia
The Listies

HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK

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The Listies, maestros of children’s entertainment, have pulled apart Shakespeare’s classic and glued it back together with hilarious costumes, loads of silliness and plenty of interactivity.

Hamlet is already full of things kids love in a good story – ghosts, castles, sword fights, bodily fluids and spooky stuff. Add to the mix some supersonic gags and expertly timed stage magic and you have a brilliantly disguised Shakespearean tragedy for everyone aged five and over. And that’s not all… expect bonus pillow fights, pirates, ninjas, ninja pirates, aliens, ninja pirate aliens, zombies and a bunch of other hilarious stuff as The Listies take kids and their adults on a fun-filled hour of theatre. The only thing you can be sure of in this very cheeky, very clever and utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet is that everyone dies at the end – including the audience!

Reviews
  • Nobody else makes Shakespeare this fun.

    Daily Review

    Funny, entertaining and full of energy and imagination.

    Stage Whispers
Credits
  • Created by Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly & Declan Greene

  • Director Declan Greene
  • Designer Renee Mulder
  • Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
  • Composer & Sound Designer Jed Palmer
  • Cast Richard Higgins & Matt Kelly
  • Photos Andrew Wuttke & Prudence Upton

Originally commissioned & first produced at Wharf 1 Theatre by Sydney Theatre Company

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