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Hamlet : Prince of Skidmark single work   drama   children's   - 1 hour
Alternative title: The Tragedy of Hamlet : Prince of Skidmark : A Badaptation of the Bard
Adaptation of Hamlet William Shakespeare , 1600 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Hamlet : Prince of Skidmark
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'An hour-long comedy bomb of Shakespeare plus ninjas. And zombies.

'The Listies are the maestros of children’s theatre. Their tremendous storytelling, comedic genius and infectious imaginations make kids all over the world fall in love with theatre while howling with laughter.

'Now, they have created a new, very cheeky, interactive version of Hamlet for children. This comic adventure shatters the fourth wall and glues it back together with turbo-charged story-telling and silliness.

'Hamlet is full of thrilling things that kids love in a good story: ghosts, castles, sword fights, fake blood and spooky stuff. Enter super-sonic gags, expertly timed stage trickery and special effects unlike anything kids have seen before and you have a very cleverly 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 mayhem that mischievously celebrates the excitement and unpredictable nature of live theatre.

'The only thing we can be sure of is that everyone dies at the end – including the audience! ' (Production summary)

Exhibitions

Production Details

  • World premiere presented by Sydney Theatre Company. Performed Wharf 1, Walsh Bay : 16 June - 17 July 2016.

    Co-creators: Declan Greene, The Listies.

    Director: Declan Greene.

    Designer: Renée Mulder.

    Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson.

    Composer and Sound Designer: Jed Palmer.

    With Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly, Olga Miller.


    Produced again by Sydney Theatre Company (Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, 7 July - 22 July 2018).


    Produced at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 10-11 August 2018.

    Director: Declan Greene.

    Designer: Reneé Mulder.

    Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson.

    Composer & Sound Designer: Jed Palmer.

    Cast: Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly, and Courtney Stewart.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Mess in Madness Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Hamlet : Prince of Skidmark Declan Greene , Richard Higgins , Matt Kelly , 2016 single work drama
Mess in Madness Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Hamlet : Prince of Skidmark Declan Greene , Richard Higgins , Matt Kelly , 2016 single work drama
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