What if you woke up one morning and realised that your life was actually a computer game? Your Dad just died, your Uncle's married your Mum and is hell bent on world domination, while the person you have a crush on turns out to be a samurai sword wielding super hero. Oh, and your Dad's a singing ghost.
Inspired by films like Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and with references to almost every videogame ever made, Super Hamlet 64 is a fast paced retelling of Shakespeare's most famous play, full of retro animation, spoken word, live music and comedy songs.
"Day never ceased to impress, like a man possessed at times, effortlessly switching between characters...the best original play I have seen." 5 STARS- Theatre Bath
Videogame design is all about giving the player the illusion of meaningful choice. Hamlet is about a boy trapped by tragic circumstances, unable to choose anything.
We've coupled Shakespeare's soliloquies with modern poetry, exploring ideas of adulthood, ambition, gender and our fragile relationship with technology.
Praise from reviewers:
"Day's antics are joyfully creative, whether he's flinging an imaginary banana in a round of Mario Kart or apologising to unseen enemies as he bounces on their heads" - Fringe Guru
“Gamers love the gaming jokes, Shakespeare lovers adore the Shakespeare jokes, and non gamers enjoy the mix of video projection, physical comedy and spoken word.” - Buxton Fringe
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes including an interval
Tickets: £15 / £8.50
Family ticket for £35 (Applicable as 1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children. Not bookable online)
Bookings: 01603 598646 / Online here