Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark
Created by Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly and Declan Greene.
Don’t miss the maestros of children’s comedy, The Listies, as they head to The Joan for the first time these Winter School Holidays to bring you their multi award-winning, side-splitting ‘badaptation’ of Shakespeare’s classic play.
Cheeky, clever and utterly irreverent, this is the Bard as you never imagined possible! In true Listies style, the hilarious duo has pulled apart Hamlet and glued it back together with hilarious costumes, supersonic storytelling, gags, silliness and plenty of interactivity!
Guaranteed to captivate the young and the young at heart, Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark is a must-see introduction to the wonderful world of theatre and Shakespeare.
Originally commissioned and first produced at Wharf 1 Theatre by Sydney Theatre Company. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the NSW Government through Create NSW.
This production contains loud noises, theatrical haze and audience interaction.
General Public: Suitable for ages 5+ and their families.
School Holiday Groups: Suitable for Vacation Care, OOSH and Home School Groups (Early Stage 1 – Stage 3) and their supervisors. Please scroll down for school holiday groups booking information and resources.
Duration: 60 minutes (No interval).
Please Note: Infants aged under two do not require a ticket to attend performances at The Joan provided they can sit on a parent’s lap.
Thursday 13 July at 6pm
Friday 14 July at 10am & 1pm
Home School Groups
(1 free supervisor per 10 children)
Our theatres are all equipped with space for wheelchairs with strong sight lines and easy access.
Watch the Trailer
School Holiday Groups Bookings and Resources
This production is based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare and links to the Hamlet: A Shakespeare Story on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge Booklist. Click here to find out more.
When: Winter School Holidays (Thursday 13 July – Friday 14 July 2023).
Age Suitability: Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark is recommended for vacation care, OOSH and home school groups ages 5+ (Early Stage 1 – Stage 3) and their supervisors/teachers.
Duration: This production runs for 60 minutes (No interval).
Free Additional Extras and Resources
Curriculum Links and Teachers Resource Kit: Click here to download the Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark Teachers Resource Kit including NSW State Curriculum Links.
Online Media Resources: Stay Tuned – These will be available to download from here closer to the production season in early 2023!
Plan Your Excursion
Click here for information about our venue and getting here.
Click here to download The Joan’s 2023 Risk Assessment.
A Handy Guide to Attending the Theatre
Click here to download our guide with handy tips to discuss with your group prior to attending an excursion at the theatre.
To book this production for your vacation care, preschool, childcare, OOSH or home school group, please fill out the booking form below.
Meet the Creatives
Director Declan Greene
Production Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer and Sound Designer Jed Palmer
Meet the Cast
Read the Reviews
“If you want your kids to have fun at the theatre and fall for all its magic, get them to a Listies show as soon as possible.”
– Daily Review
★★★★ “One of the funniest introductions to Shakespeare imaginable.”
– Daily Telegraph
“In short, it’s hilarious.”
The Prices and How to Save
Don’t miss out on our Early Bird Discount of 10% if you buy before 1 January 2023.
See more and save! In 2023, we are offering a pick-and-mix package discount of between 10 and 20% depending on how many shows you select.
- 3 shows – 10% off all tickets
- 5 shows – 15% of all tickets
- 8 shows and more – 20% of all tickets