Written & Directed by
The Court Jesters
Film critic Roger Ebert once said that video games could never become art. That may be true. But what if art became a video game? Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show) answers that question. Poor old Shakespeare could never have imagined that perhaps his finest work would make for this season’s hottest video game.
Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show) is an interactive parody of video games that takes enormous liberties with the bard’s best. After all, what’s he going to do about it?
Who knew Hamlet was good with his fists, good with a gun and even better with the ladies?
Who knew Gertrude kicked ass?
Who knew Shakespeare included a tutorial and a final boss battle?
You will be the games focus group, able to change it on the spot. No two “play throughs” will be the same. Partly scripted, partly improvised and wholly unique. The audience calls the shots. Every level must be conquered until his father’s death has been avenged!
Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show) has all the excitement of an online death match with none of the lag.
- Listen to Simon Peacock talk about video games and adapting Hamlet on RadioNZ Standing Room Only.
- Shoot ’em up Shakespeare: The Press interview with Simon Peacock, including his top 5 fav video games
- Gameplanet: Weird noises, Deus Ex and something called Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show)
"This show is the most fun I've had at the theatre for a really long time."
"full of ideas and riotous laughs"
Claudius / Various
Director / Playwright
Danielle Ferreira Beckner
Assistant Stage Manager