A large percentage of the theatre community may be heading up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the next week or so but our editor Lisa Martland’s Top Picks from the last week’s productions in the West End, London Fringe or beyond prove there’s plenty of diverse work to enjoy elsewhere.
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!
I really enjoyed Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare’s Hamlet and I look forward to seeing others in their repertoire in future.
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!
Magnificent Bastard Productions have done well to keep this essentially one joke show fresh and exhilarating in Sh!t-faced Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shew.
To see or not to see? That is the question. But this is a hilarious take on Shakespeare’s famous Hamlet, but not as you or I know it.
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!
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.