Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark

Australia’s favourite kidult comedy duo, The Listies, return to the Fest with a brand new Badaption of the Bard. This is Shakespeare Listies style: ninjas, ghosts, swords, dinosaurs and zombies. Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark is a side-splitting extravaganza that shatters the fourth wall and glues it back together with turbo-charge story-telling and silliness. Spoiler alert: everyone dies at the end – including the audience! 

Winner EDINBURGH FRINGE Primary Times Children’s Choice Award in 2019.
Total Sell Outs Melbourne Comedy Festival 2019
Total Sell Outs Edinburgh Fringe 2019, 2017, 2016.
As seen on The Listies Work for Peanuts on ABC ME.

"IN SHORT, IT'S HILARIOUS"
— Sydney Morning Herald
"ONE OF THE FUNNIEST INTRODUCTIONS TO SHAKESPEARE IMAGINABLE."
— Sunday Telegraph
"IF YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO HAVE FUN AT THE THEATRE AND FALL FOR ALL ITS MAGIC, GET THEM TO A LISTIES SHOW... NOBODY ELSE MAKES SHAKESPEARE THIS FUN."
— Daily Review

Originally commissioned and first produced at Wharf 1 Theatre by the Sydney Theatre Company, 16 June to 17 July 2016

CREATED BY /

Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly & Declan Greene 

CAST INCLUDES /

Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly

DIRECTION /

Declan Greene

DESIGN /

Renee Mulder

LIGHTING DESIGNER /

Verity Hampson

COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER /

Jed Palmer

FART DEPARTMENT /

Iva Lottagas

PRODUCTION MANAGER /

Anna Pidgeon

RESPONSIBLE ADULT /

Vanessa Rouse

Event & ticketing details

Tickets

Standard $28
Preview $25
Family $100 - Families of 4

Location

Merlyn Theatre

Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

Duration /

60 minutes (no interval)

Warning /

Rated S for Stupid and strictly not educational

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