A Sydney Theatre Company production

The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark A Badaptation of the Bard

By The Listies

The Listies take on Shakespeare, with ninjas. Plus zombies!

10 Aug – 11 Aug

The rock stars of the children’s comedy circuit, The Listies, tackle the classics with this very cheeky, very clever, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet. These maestros of mayhem 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 super-sonic gags and expertly timed stage magic, 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 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!

Recommended for ages 5+.


"The perfect way to introduce a young person to the magic and chaos of theatre" - Arts Hub

Photo by James Green

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Venue Information

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, IMB Theatre


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Cast & Creative Team

Co-created by
Declan Greene
Richard Higgins
Matt Kelly

Declan Greene

Reneé Mulder

Lighting Designer
Verity Hampson

Composer & Sound Designer
Jed Palmer

Richard Higgins
Matt Kelly
Courtney Stewart


All tickets: $32
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Performance Times
General Public:
Fri 10 Aug, 11am & 6.30pm
Sat 11 Aug, 10am & 2.30pm

Post-Show Q&A:
Fri 10 Aug, 11am

Running Time
Approx. 1 hr (no interval)

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