13 Jul - 14 Jul 2023
60 Minutes
$20 -$25

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.

Audience Information
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

Watch the Trailer

Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark Play

School Holiday Groups Bookings and Resources

Key Information

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

Getting Here
Click here for information about our venue and getting here.

Risk Assessment
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.

Booking Form
To book this production for your vacation care, preschool, childcare, OOSH or home school group, please fill out the booking form below.

More Information

Meet the Creatives

Director Declan Greene
Production Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer and Sound Designer Jed Palmer

Meet the Cast

Richard Higgins
Matt Kelly

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

CLICK HERE TO book your pick-and-mix package

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