Sydney Theatre Company and Seymour Centre are presenting a Sydney Theatre Company production, The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark, a Badaptation of the Bard by The Listies especially for children in July.
After winning over most people who came to see it in 2016, The Listies’ irreverent take on Hamlet is back for a return season at the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre this July, followed by a tour which includes Parramatta, Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong and Belrose.
The duo are thrilled to be back, saying it was “a great opportunity for us to revisit an important work like Hamlet and put in more vomiting, fart jokes and body rolls. Which, to be frank it needed.”
The Listies 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.
Expect bonus pillow fights, pirates, ninjas, ninja pirates, aliens, ninja pirate aliens, zombies and other oddball stuff as The Listies take kids and their adults on a fun-filled hour of theatre.
Cast: Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly, Courtney Stewart.
Co-creators: Declan Greene, Richard Higgins & Matt Kelly. Director: Declan Greene. Designer: Renée Mulder. Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson. Composer & Sound Designer: Jed Palmer.
Duration 1hr (no interval). Content warning Recommended for ages 5+
Schools Days 4 – 6 July, previews 7 July 2018, Season 10 – 22 July
Single tickets: Saturday evening $35, Adult $35, Concession $35, Seniors cardholder $35, Preview $25, Under 30 $35
Tour Dates: Parramatta 25-27 July, Riverside Theatre, https://riversideparramatta.com.au/
Canberra 3-4 August, The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/
Wagga Wagga 7 August, Civic Centre, https://civictheatre.com.au/
Wollongong 10-11 August, Merrigong Theatre Company, IMB Theatre Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, http://merrigong.com.au/
Belrose 17-18 August, Glen Street Theatre, https://glenstreet.com.au