Past Event4 Oct - 7 Oct 2017

HAMLET: The Video Game (The Stage Show)

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Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre

Family & Kids

One man. One mission. Get thine revenge.

Created by the voice director of Assassin’s Creed, HAMLET: The Video Game (The Stage Show) is an incredible, genre-twisting blend of video games and Shakespeare.

Who knew Hamlet was good with a gun and even better with the ladies? Who knew Gertrude was so… kick ass? The audience calls the shots in this partly improvised show that will appeal to gamers and Shakespeare fans alike!

Originally commissioned by Christchurch Arts Festival.


Find out more about the show:

The Spinoff chats with the director of the show mixing epic video games with Shakespeare and reviews the show.

The Cafe chats with the cast and director of the show.

Theatreview calls the show "well-executed, enhanced by some very clever AV with solid performances."

NZ Herald on making Shakespeare relevant again. 

Newshub on The Bard getting a reboot.

Dan Bain and Kathleen Burns discuss Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show) on Radio New Zealand National’s Upbeat. review calls the interpretation of Shakespeare's classic "hilarious, action packed...always fun-filled"

Listen to Simon Peacock talk about video games and adapting Hamlet on Radio New Zealand National’s Standing Room Only.

Shoot ’em up Shakespeare: The Press interview with Simon Peacock, including his top five favourite video games.

Gameplanet: Simon Peacock on what he has learned as a voice actor in the gaming industry.

Stay and play

Enjoy original video games featuring escape, exploration and puzzles in the foyer before or after the show.

Created by AUT Digital Design Programme students, the showcase of games is all inspired by Shakespeare.

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