The winners of the Off West End Awards 2021, encompassing the Offies, OffFest, OnComm and OneOff Awards, have been announced in an online ceremony on 21 February 2021 via Scenesaver.
Musik is the spin-off from the original 2001 Closer to Heaven musical collaboration from Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, bringing the former fictional euro diva character, Billie Trix, back in a cabaret-style show to tell her personal Zeligesque life story in biographical vignettes.
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 16 February 2020) including Maryam Philpott’s thoughts on Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
How many times can an actor get drunk onstage without becoming unemployable? As one of the longest-serving members of Shit-faced Shakespeare, Saul Marron has lost count – but it hasn’t done his career any harm. While starring as Claudius in Hamlet, he can also currently be seen onscreen in Gentleman Jack and The Current War. We caught up with him about his shit-faced track record. Time to get booking!
I love the ludicrous concept of the Shit-faced Shakespeare shows. Having now experienced one first-hand, I can report that Shit-faced Hamlet is a genuine joy to watch, an evening of broken boundaries, teasing, audience participation, endless laughter and spontaneity. Highly recommended!
Does drinking impair reviewing? We’ve rounded up the raves for Shit-faced Shakespeare’s latest hart-drinking offering: the Magnificent Bastards’ “hilarious” and “delightfully rude” take on Hamlet is now on at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Time to get booking!
I really enjoyed Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare’s Hamlet and I look forward to seeing others in their repertoire in future.
This year the Magnificent Bastards have given the shit-faced treatment to Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and, opening tonight (21 June 2019), Hamlet onstage. And here are a few more they’ve done onscreen. Enjoy this hysterical Shit-faced series – and then get booking the drunken thespians live at Leicester Square Theatre.
How many Shit-faced shows have you seen? 2019 marks the biggest-ever Shit-faced season at their London home base at Leicester Square Theatre. This week, Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet follows Shit-faced Showtime: Oliver with a Twist and The Taming of the Shrew. Here’s a reminder of all the drunken fun to date. Time to booking for round three!
The Shitfaced-Shakespeare® crew are finally ready to tackle the greatest dramatic work ever committed to the page in the English language: Hamlet. The latest in their internationally successful series of drunken bard plays is also the third offering in the company’s 30-week 2019 residency at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Time to get booking!
‘The Case of the Pink Wellington Boots with the Red Hearts’. Not the kind of title you’d expect to spring from Agatha Christie’s pen – instead, an evening of murder mystery hijinks courtesy of Degrees of Error and their show Murder, She Didn’t Write.
It was Andrew Green, in the Garden, with a Plant. No need for spoiler alerts, though. This was just the ending on the night I saw Murder She Didn’t Write, an improvised whodunnit comedy.
Murder, She Didn’t Write from Bristol-based improv company Degrees of Error is, by its very nature, different every time. It’s also extremely silly, slightly nonsensical and very, very funny.
Once again Scamp Theatre brings to life this delightful story, The Scarecrows’ Wedding, which young and old alike can enjoy. Hopefully, the memory will stay with the youngsters forever, bringing a new generation of theatre-goers.
A Romeo and Juliet like no other, made all the more unpredictable with the inclusion of alcohol – you’ve not lived until you’ve seen Juliet swigging a pint at the altar!
Hilariously entertaining: Shitfaced Shakespeare does it again with its production of Romeo & Juliet.
Actors being completely inebriated is probably not what you expect when you go to see a Shakespeare play. However, Shitfaced Shakespeare’s production of The Merchant of Venice is entirely just that.
Shakespearean silliness continues to entertain, as drunkenness diverts Shylock’s scheming in Shit-faced Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.
I loved this one. Siobhan Macmillan’s one-woman show Mirrors uses a modern fairytale to bring a series of women vividly to life in a rich, action-packed hour of fantastical theatre.
Frequently bizarre, and occasionally downright baffling, Mirrors is a unique experience. The show tackles some serious questions in an entertaining and humorous way, and while it doesn’t offer any constructive solutions, in reflecting back to us our own anxieties and fears, it does make us feel a little bit less alone.