Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark by Chris Stiles - Theatrefolk

Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark

by Chris Stiles

Denmark is plagued with zombies in this gruesomely comic adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

 About 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

4 M | 2 W | 11 Any Gender, Plus Extras

Simple Set

 36 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare

Zombie or not zombie? That is the question.

Denmark is plagued with zombies led by Hamlet's uncle/step-father, the current king of Denmark.

When Hamlet learns from his zombified father the plot of his uncle - a plan to turn Denmark into a land of the undead - Hamlet knows he must stop him! Or not. If he could only be sure...

A gruesomely comic adaptation of the Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark blends the original text with new, zombified dialogue, with much of the new text written in the iambic tradition of Shakespeare.

17 Characters
4 M, 2 W, 11 Any Gender, Plus Extras
Hamlet [M] 162 lines
Prince of Denmark
Bernardo [A] 15 lines
A guard
Francisco [A] 7 lines
A guard
Marcellus [A] 11 lines
Officer of the guards
Horatio [A] 39 lines
Friend to Hamlet
Zombie [A] 14 lines
The remains of Hamlet’s father
King (Claudius) [M] 58 lines
King of Denmark
Queen (Gertrude) [W] 37 lines
Queen of Denmark
Polonius [M] 28 lines
Lord of the Court
Laertes [M] 27 lines
Zombified son of Polonius
Ophelia [W] 29 lines
Daughter to Polonius
Rosencrantz [A] 11 lines
A zombie courtier
Guildenstern [A] 6 lines
A zombie courtier
Yorick [A] 12 lines
A zombie court jester
Gravedigger [A] 15 lines
A gravedigger
Osric [A] 3 lines
A zombie courtier
Fortinbras [A] 3 lines
Prince of Norway
Extras: Soldiers to Fortinbras

Customer Feedback

Our students performed 'Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark' by Chris Stiles and it was a resounding success!!! Thank you so much to Chris Stiles and Theatrefolk!!! There were parts for all levels of actors and an excellent combination between contemporary jokes and original Shakespearean story and text. The actors and the audience loved every minute!!!

Amanda-Leigh, ACS International

Prop List

DVD Case, bag of popcorn, swords, cup

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