An entirely serious Shakespeare play, with an entirely shit-faced cast member.
The original, award winning, international smash-hit direct from London’s West End to an American theatre near you!
Founded in 2010 in the UK and first arriving on US shores back in 2015. Shit-faced Shakespeare® has delighted audiences from Boston to Austin and all over the States with their highfalutin cocktail of traditional Elizabethan theatre and balls-to-the-wall drunken shenanigans. Accept no poor relations, pale imitations or paltry recreations, see the authentic Shit-faced Shakespeare® show which started it all.
Featuring local casts of the finest actors, the choicest cuts of Shakespearian classics and more inebriated antics than you can violently shake a thesbian at! Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the unique theatrical experience that has left audiences roaring in the aisles the world over.
“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 America’s finest classically trained Shakespearean actors, a handful of the greatest works of English literature and add in enough alcohol to sterilise a brewery? Shit-faced Shakespeare® is exactly what happens.
Each night we take on one of Shakespeare’s most exciting theatrical works and one carefully selected cast member is charged with drinking for 4 entire 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 still considered literature… All we’re doing is adding a splash of booze to the mix.
What could possibly go right?
“It’s a fucking mess. A fucking spectacular mess!”
“This is no-holds-barred ecstasy in Shakespearean guise, and with a different culprit every night you can always come back for more”
“Wherever I looked I saw hands over mouths and bodies bent over, shrieking with laughter”
West End Wilma
“This. Is. Spectacular! … makes for a fun night”
Jared Bowen - WGBH
“It’s chaotic, it’s crass, it’s fun, and it’s a show that certainly should not be missed”
“Will have you giggling - and even blushing a little”
Best Comedy UK Brighton Fringe 2016
Sellout Show UK Edinburgh Fringe 2012 - 2018
Best Comedy Show MA Scout Somerville 2017
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