High School

Battle of the Bastards

By David Ladderman • For ages 11-18 (particularly good for seniors)

Battle of the Bastards has won Best Of The Fringe in Canada’s Toronto Fringe Festival, and Critic's Choice at the World Buskers Festival, and now variety entertainer David Ladderman is here to harness the power of swordfights, old timey cussing and a squishy pumpkin to tour this show to New Zealand high schools.

If you like Shakespeare you should probably watch this show. If you don’t like Shakespeare you should definitely watch this show.

Breaking from Playhouse tradition, we're teaming up with Rollicking Entertainment to bring you this glorious one-hander all about King Lear's super-villain. So strap on your codpiece and get ready for the grisly and raucously funny story of Shakespeare's biggest bastard!

"One of the most inventive, intelligent shows you’ll see" - NZ International Comedy Festival

"The show is dazzling" - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

“...ideally suited in tone, content and length as a touring piece for senior English and drama students, for it is charmingly didactic without ever being patronising or gauche.” - Dr. Erin Harrington, Theatreview

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For ages 11-18 (particularly good for seniors)

New Zealand 2019 Pricing:

(For Australian pricing, click here)

Regular (book after 1st January 2019): $5.50 per student, minimum total amount of $715 for audiences of less than 130.

Earlybird (book by 31st December 2018): $5 per student, minimum total $650 for audiences of less than 130.

Extra help? Visit our teachers page to see the resources available.
Where and when? When are we in your area? Click here to see the touring schedule.