The Art House presents


25 Jun - 26 Jun 2021 Showing at The Art House Theatre

Info Cast & Creatives Gallery Reviews


All Art House patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health Order guidelines. CLICK HERE to view the current COVID safety measures, updated as legislation changes.

Masks are currently mandatory and we are operating at 50% seated capacity.    

The Art House Presents
with The Listies & Critical Stages Touring 


A Badaptation of the Bard

Created by Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly & Declan Greene

A very cheeky, very clever, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet – made especially for children. 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 kids love in a good story: ghosts, castles, sword fights, bodily fluids and spooky stuff. Add to the mix some supersonic gags and expertly timed stage magic 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!
Originally commissioned & 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.

Cast & Creatives

Director – Declan Greene
Designer – Renée Mulder
Lighting Design – Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer – Jed Palmer
Cast – Richard Higgins, Matt Kelly, and Monica Kumar


“In short, it’s hilarious.” SMH

“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… Nobody else makes Shakespeare this fun.” 4 STARS
Daily Review

“One of the funniest introductions to Shakespeare imaginable” 4 STARS
Daily Telegraph


The Art House Theatre


Fri 25 Jun 2021 - 10AM school performance

Fri 25 Jun 2021 - 1PM

Sat 26 Jun 2021 - 10AM

Important Information

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Recommended Ages 5+
Please note Dine & Discover Vouchers can only be redeemed in advance during office hours by phoning 02 4335 1485 or visiting us in person, and cannot be used for door sales 1 hour prior to a performance. For more information on how to use your vouchers CLICK HERE.


Adult: $25.00
Children: $20.00
Family of 4: $75.00
School groups: $15.00 per student

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