Sydney Theatre Company presents
THE TRAGEDY OF
HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK
A BADAPTATION OF THE BARD
By The Listies
Shakespeare plus ninjas. And zombies.
Can you make an hour-long version of Hamlet for kids? We’re about to find out.
Cult kids outfit The Listies produce hilarious, irreverent, interactive shows for children and their adults, shattering the fourth wall and then gluing it back together with fart jokes. Here, they team up with Declan Greene from Sisters Grimm (Calpurnia Descending, Little Mercy) to take on the most serious and revered play in the Western canon. We’re betting against the Bard.
Hamlet is full of things that kids love: ghosts, castles, skulls, sword fights, blood, guts and gruesome deaths. This show adds in bonus pillow fights, vomit, pirates, ninjas, ninja pirates, aliens, ninja pirate aliens, zombies and probably a bunch of other irresponsibly anachronistic stuff.
The only thing we can be sure of is that everyone dies at t ...more