Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark
4 - 22 JUL 2018
Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre$25/Student, $12.50/PSFP
Sydney Theatre Company and Seymour Centre present
A Sydney Theatre Company production
THE TRAGEDY OF
HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK
A BADAPTATION OF THE BARD
By The Listies
A blast of Shakespeare for kids. Plus zombies!
After winning over everyone who came to see it in 2016, this very cheeky, very clever, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet – made especially for children – is back for a return season at the Seymour Centre. 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 unlike anything kids have seen before 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 we can be sure of is that everyone dies at the end – including the audience!
“One of the funniest introductions to Shakespeare imaginable.”
★★★★ Sunday Telegraph
Duration 1hr (no interval)
Content warning Recommended for ages 5+
STAGES 1 TO 3
- Shakespearean Adaptation
THEMES AND IDEAS
- Theatrical conventions and disruption
- Representation and the Canon: whose stories get told
- Vomit, fart jokes, blood, gore and lots of other naughty fun
- Archive: Renée Mulder…
- Video: The Listies do Hamlet…
- Podcast: Kip Williams discusses STC's 2018 plays…
- Synopsis: Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark…
- Gallery: Costume sketches by Renée Mulder…
- Feature: Hamlet colouring competition …
- Q&A: The Listies…
- Feature: Who are The Listies?…