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Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark


Venue

Lennox Theatre

Dates

25 July - 27 July 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents a Sydney Theatre Company Production
THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET: PRINCE OF SKIDMARK
A BADAPTATION OF THE BARD
By The Listies

This very cheeky, very clever, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet – made especially for children – comes to Riverside for an eagerly anticipated season. The Listies, maestros of children’s entertainment, 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 children 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 unlike anything kids have seen before 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, 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 theatre. The only thing we can be sure of is that everyone dies at the end – including the audience!

Suitable for: Ages 5+ and their families

Dates & Times:

GENERAL PUBLIC SHOWS
Wednesday 25 July at 6:30pm
Thursday 26 July at 6:30pm
Friday 27 July at 6:30pm

SCHOOLS SHOWS

Thursday 26 July at 11am
Friday 27 July at 11am

Co-Created by
Declan Greene
Richard Higgins
Matt Kelly

Starring
Richard Higgins
Matt Kelly
Courtney Stewart

Director
Declan Greene

Designer
Renée Mulder

Lighting Designer
Verity Hampson

Composer and Sound Designer
Jed Palmer

Photo by
James Green for Sydney Theatre Company

Production Photos by
Prudence Upton

Suitable for Preschool & Years 2 – 6

FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

The Listies are masters when it comes to children’s comedy! Their ability to make low brow humour sophisticated is pure magic- so much so that they now have an international following. So when Sydney Theatre Company decided to make a ‘Badaptation’ of Hamlet with them, we thought it was nothing short of genius! Learning outcomes are obvious when it’s anything Shakespeare, but this is Shakespeare like you have never seen it before. And what better way to get your students engaged with the Bard than by combining it with slapstick and, their favourite- poo jokes! The best thing about this show is that bringing your students to it will make you the coolest teacher ever for at least the rest of the year. Go on! You know you want to!

CURRICULUM LINKS

Download the Curriculum Links here: Hamlet Prince of Skidmark Curriculum Links

SCHOOLS BOOKINGS

Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment

ACCESS

Interactive Performance:
High levels of audience interaction creating a less formal environment and requiring less ‘passive’ attention by audience members.

Visual Cues:
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

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Duration

60 minutes (No interval)

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