Who knew Hamlet was fast 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?
The Court Jesters mash up video games and Shakespeare with Version 2.0 of the hugely popular genre-bending parody that scores highly with audiences.
Rebooting the story of Hamlet as a video game, this show blends Shakespeare with modern gaming culture to create a uniquely entertaining live experience. You’ve never seen the Bard this bad-ass!
Hamlet: The Video Game (the stage show) is an upgraded and remastered classic that will appeal to gamers, Shakespeare buffs and comedy fans alike.
Originally co-produced by The Court Theatre and Christchurch Arts Festival
Suitable for ages 8+
The cast discuss the show on RDU’s Breakfast show.
Dan Bain and Kathleen Burns discuss Hamlet: The Video Game (the stage show) on Radio NZ’s UPBEAT.
Interviews with writer, Simon Peacock, from the 2015 premiere of Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show).
- 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)
"A new and exciting hybrid"
Grant Hinden Miller
"The show never stops coming up with broad and inventive ways to parody video games"
"Triumphant encore season"
"an easy recommend to soliloquy and shoot-'em-up fans alike."
"There are plenty of laughs to be had, in this enjoyable reimagining on the classic Bard’s tale – think Shakespeare for the new young generation."
Stage Manager / Operator