An entirely serious Shakespeare play, with an entirely shit-faced cast member.
The original, award winning, international UK smash-hit direct from London’s West End and the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions Ltd.
Accept no pale imitations and see the live show that started it all! Since 2010 Shit-faced Shakespeare® has delighted audiences around the globe with their high-brow mix of classical Elizabethan drama and no-holds-barred drunken antics. Now catch the unique blend of shoeys and soliloquies all across the great land down under on our yearly tour of Oz.
Featuring an international cast of the finest classically trained actors, the juiciest cuts of Shakespearian classics and more inebriated antics than you can shake a two pot screamer at! Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the unique theatrical experience that has left audiences roaring in the aisles the world over. Chookas everyone.
“Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used” Othello: Act 2 Sc III
What happens when we take some of the world’s finest classically trained Shakespearean actors, a handful of the greatest works of English literature and add in enough alcohol to sterilise a brewery floor? Shit-faced Shakespeare® is exactly what happens.
Each night we take on one of The Bard of Avon’s most exciting plays and one carefully selected cast member is charged with drinking for 4 hours prior to showtime. The remaining sober cast are forced to fight their way through the show while incorporating, rectifying, justifying and generally improvising round their inebriated castmate.
With foul language, partial nudity, simulated acts of a sexual nature, attempted singing, full contact wrestling, full nudity, actual acts of a sexual nature and involuntary ‘tongue stuff’ Shakespeare plays are considered classical entertainment… All we’re doing is adding a slab of tinnies to the mix.
What could possibly go right?
“A mix of Royal Shakespeare Company and a university kegger… An absolute must see”
“The antics only late night and drunken comedy can bring”
“A hilarious, laugh-a-minute riot that has no choice but to survive on the edge of each unexpected moment”
“This is no-holds-barred ecstasy in Shakespearean guise, and with a different culprit every night you can always come back for more”
“A recipe for delicious madness… Hell, even if you don’t know or even like Shakespeare – you are guaranteed to enjoy this show”
This Is Radelaide
“Go if you hated Shakespeare in high school. If you don’t love Shakespeare after this you never will”
Sellout Show Edinburgh Fringe 2017 - 2018
Sellout Show Brighton Fringe 2015 - 2018
Sellout Show Adelaide Fringe 2018
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