The Listies: Hamlet – Prince of Skidmark

Children's Shows (comedy, theatre)

  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
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For the first time in Edinburgh, Australia’s favourite kidult comedy duo, The Listies, present their hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic – Hamlet. This is the bard, Listies style: ninjas, ghosts, pirate aliens, swords, dinosaurs and zombies. Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark is a side-splitting adventure that shatters the fourth wall and glues it back together with supersonic storytelling and silliness. Spoiler alert: everyone dies at the end – including the audience! The ticket price includes a free crown for kids; please arrive early to decorate your crown at our craft stations!

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Access is via the North Alley via a ramp into the Foyer, from which there is level access into The Great Indoors (main auditorium). The space has a very minimal rake.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

KT 3 days ago

Have to be honest, last time we saw the Listies it seemed to be lots of toilet humour and I wasn't that keen, but we'd bought two CDs and have spent three years listening to them on car trips (and playing "hey sheep!", so the kids insisted we return to their show and I'm glad we did. They were funnier and wittier than I remembered and you just can't keep a straight face watching Matt's physical comedy. I think all my kids learned more drama production in this one-hour show than a whole year in school and they all came out with huge grins. The best show of our day and we bought the book and did pictures in the garden with them. Next year we'll be back for sure.

kyla Cranmer 4 days ago

We love you Matt and Rich! Another knockout show from The Listies. Always our favourite kids show every year at the Fringe. Thanks for making us LOL

Philip Taylor 4 days ago

Superb show. Very funny comedy duo.
My sons (11 and 8) loved it, as did us adults though would recommend for anyone as there are jokes and silliness for all.
We've been big fans of the Listies since first seeing them at the Fringe in 2018. They are ultra professional, so gifted and have a wonderful ability to make you smile and be happy.
This particular show was the best yet and really cleverly put together.
A must see.

Helen 6 days ago

Hilarious. Kids age 5, 11 and 12 loved it and we did too.

Chris Maher 7 days ago

Cheating a wee bit here, saw The Listies in Sydney a few years ago, my 9 year old daughter loved every second, now at 12 she is ahead of the curve with 'real' Hamlet. Just wish William S had incorporated aliens into his first draft. Please, just go.

Janis Marshall Reilly 8 days ago

The Listies are outstanding. They are hilarious; hitting the mark for children and adults alike - and their work takes the perfect approach to bringing theatre, language, learning (honestly!) to life for children and families. Their wacky, anarchic, warm hearted, intelligent performances reflect the open-minds of the children they are entertaining; never patronising, always responsive - The Listies are clearly dedicated to bringing well-written, beautifully judged, skilful performances to young audiences and it is surely only a matter of time before they are in demand in large scale venues across the planet... and maybe other planets too..! ♡ Stan and Ollie would be proud. ♡
Do not miss this year's show; get their book after the performance and find all the other ways to follow them at
Janis Marshall Reilly, Children and Families Performance Programmer, Paisley Arts Centre (OneRen)

Daniel 12 days ago

So glad the Listies are back at the Fringe whole family love them. Laughed from start to finish they are just so funny. Best show at the Fringe!!

Isla Hunt 13 days ago

Brilliant. An absolute riot.

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Mini Travellers 3 days ago

a brilliant introduction to the joy of theatre and the drama of Shakespeare

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edinburghfestivalsforkids (5/5 stars) 11 days ago

Embracing the unpredictability of interacting with the audience yields some memorable Shakespearean insults – and spectacular future career choices. This is an hour of total belly laughter inducing fun and is just the tonic we all need after the past few years….

Once again an hour is just waaaaaayyy too short……absolutely unmissable….

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