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Super Hamlet 64 - Theatre production

A comedy spoken word show about videogames and Shakespeare.

Inspired by films like Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Tron and Wreck it Ralph, and with references to almost every videogame ever made, Super Hamlet 64 is fast paced retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous play, full of live music, interactive video projection, 90s nostalgia and comedy songs.

Lecoq trained Edalia Day couples Shakespeare's soliloquies with modern poetry, in this high octane comedy, exploring ideas of adulthood, ambition, gender and our fragile relationship with technology.

★★★★★ “Day never ceased to impress, effortlessly switching between characters…the best original play I have seen.” - Theatre Bath

★★★★★ "Thrillingly funny and highly inventive." - The Upcoming

​★★★★ "A cleverly written piece of theatre that makes an excellent use of technology" - West End Penguins

"Day is a tour de force" - A Younger Theatre

“A total blast. Witty and playful with a super kinetic central performance. A really fun, geeky hour.” - David Byrne - New Diorama Artistic Director

​"For the purist Shakespeare fan, I suspect that this was an intolerable bastardisation of a beloved script." - Weston Super Mum


Audience responses:

"This show is absolutely ridiculously good. Best live show I've watched in a very very very very long time."


"A total geek fest."

"A phenomenal performance. My son got all the new game references and I got all the old ones."

My son has aspergers and would never have otherwise got into Shakespeare. Now he knows Hamlet!"

"Had me grinning from select difficulty start to boss level end."

"If you consider yourself a gamer, a Shakespeare fan, or just a theatre fan you need to see this."

Creative Team

Writer/Performer/Animator: Edalia Day

Pixel Art: David Cousens

Set design/Animator: Darius Powell

Stage Manager: David Calder

Intro music: Dan Bottomley



4 ratings

  • 1 hour 20 minute show available to download or stream.
  • Suggested age: 8+
  • Includes audio described version
  • Subtitled

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