A production of Hamlet performed by these inch-high plastic ninja figurines is among the latest additions to the Royal Shakespeare Company's year-long festival of the complete works of Shakespeare.
The production by New York-based Tiny Ninja Theatre - motto: "No small parts, only small actors" - will have two performances in The Cube, a temporary studio space constructed inside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, at the end of October.
The festival, which officially begins on Shakespeare's birthday - April 23 - is the first in which all his works, including the poems as well as plays, will be performed in his home town.
The RSC will stage 23 productions, with a further 17 from international companies and 14 by other UK-based companies.
Many individual shows, ranging from the return of Patrick Stewart to the RSC in The Tempest to a Japanese Titus Andronicus and a collaboration between young people in Rio de Janeiro and Birmingham on The Two Gentlemen of Verona , were announced last summer.
Apart from Tiny Ninja Theater, new additions to the now-complete programme include further visiting companies from the UK, Russia, Germany and Poland, and an outdoor series of screenings of Shakespeare films curated by television film critic Mark Kermode.
RSC artistic director Michael Boyd said: "As well as a platform to celebrate our own work, the festival is a conscious attempt to showcase and explore the way different cultures, languages, styles of theatre and art forms approach Shakespeare."
A programme containing details of all the festival's events is available now from the RSC.
The first production, Romeo and Juliet, opens on April 6.