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14° & RAINY ON THURSDAY 16 AUGUST IN AUCKLAND
By Olivia Round
October 03, 2017
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Hamlet: The Video Game Stage Show

The PG version of Call of Duty, minus the zombies.
By Olivia Round
October 03, 2017
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It was only a matter of time until Shakespeare's masterpieces and the world of video games collided to make a harmonious, interactive chronicle that would change the way we view theatre entirely.

Interactive theatre has been popular for decades, with audience members calling out in response to characters' actions. Today it's been taken a step further, combining the technology of full-wall projections, sound effects and lighting tricks. The brand new Hamlet production enables the audience to feel as if they are playing a video game. There's a nice combination of scripted and improvised sections of the play, and no two shows are the same. You can expect to see a lot of guns, robots, and you can even win yourself some points for great teamwork.

Hamlet's story is perfect for the gaming scene, with themes of tragedy, revenge, villains, murder and bloodshed; it's the PG version of Call of Duty, minus the zombies.

So if you love calling the shots around town (or yelling at the on-screen characters when they do something stupid), then this is the show for you.

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