WORLD PREMIERE! Never trust a ghost. Let the Gravediggers take you back in time to reveal the tale you’ve never heard behind the greatest play in the English language. Skullduggery: The Musical Prequel To Hamlet follows the twisted love triangle of Claudius, Gertrude and Hamlet Sr. as it spins, song by song, the unlikely journey of these lovers from innocent youth to the climactic moment of Hamlet Sr.’s “most foul” murder. Centuries-old questions shall finally be answered: What really happened to Yorick? What happened to Ophelia and Laertes’ mother? The missing pieces will connect with revelation upon revelation. Ghosts will rise, revolutions waged, and the bones of Shakespeare’s masterpiece dug up from the earth and exposed in the moonlight. All sides shall be told. All bones shall be heard. After all, a grieving son’s point of view can’t always be trusted.
Talkback with cast & crew follows the Sunday, Oct. 23 matinee!
"If there is such a thing as perfection, this is it." -Discover Hollywood
"...a not to be missed theatrical event. It’s a Broadway worthy production right here in our own backyard." -Hollywood Revealed
"It is top to bottom a beautiful production that shows L.A. equity stage at its very best."- thetvolution
"It's an artful working of the score that creates a musical world just slightly off enough to catch your ear because it isn't at all traditional." -Musicals in L.A.
"...a rowdy and irreverent precursor to Shakespeare’s revenge play, Hamlet. The musical comedy is a smart contrast in tone that opens up a clever pathway for foreshadowing later events and introducing the quirks of Shakespeare’s dramatic characters..." -Shakespeare in L.A.