Hamlet: The Video Game (the Stage Show)

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The Court Jesters
NZ / Canada

Written and Directed by Simon Peacock (Voice Director of Assassins Creed; Voice & Motion Capture Director of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided)

Featuring The Court Jesters

Based on "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare 

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 game's 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! 





  • THU 3 SEP, 8.30PM
  • FRI 4 SEP, 8.30PM
  • SAT 5 SEP, 8.30PM
  • SUN 6 SEP, 8.30PM


  • The Court Theatre


Conc $25 


Approx 80 minutes plus interval

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  • Sponsor Creative NZ

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  • Sponsor The Forge at The Court Theatre
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The Court Theatre

Bernard Street

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