Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice / Romeo and Juliet

Leicester Square Theatre

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice / Romeo and Juliet

18 Apr 2018 - 01 Sep 2018

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

2.9 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

The hilarious combination of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely sh*t-faced cast member.

The crew return with two new shows for 2018. 

The Merchant of Venice will be performed from 18 April – 2 June 2018 and Romeo and Juliet runs from 20 June – 1 September 2018.

(Reviews are from previous shows by the company)


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“Although our dear Lysander makes for a lovable drunk, it’s the rest of the cast’s razor-sharp reactions that carry the play. ”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

“A tight, abridged version... A drunkard on stage does lead to some real laugh-out-loud moments... Fun.”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“A hoot to watch. I wondered if it was genuine... Presents getting hammered as fun. For some it is no laughing matter. ”

Bruce Dessau (Evening Standard)

“This bouncing troupe are clearly having a ball... draining every drop of innuendo from Shakespeare's overflowing cup. ”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

“It takes a lot of bottle to get squiffy deliberately before a performance... Funnier than it really ought to be. ”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Their Much Ado is reasonably faithful if filleted down... Enjoyably energetic dance and duel sequences... Never dull.”

Bruce Dessau (Evening Standard)

“The fun is in the jeopardy... A harmless, humorous, high-spirited hour of boozy, bawdy banter.”

Fergus Morgan (The Stage, What's On Stage)

“Quite a textual feat, but to little purpose... No dramatic tension in its conceit... Deep only in drink. ”

David Ralf (The Stage)

“Feels too cruel... An inferior vintage. The sober truth, I fear, is that if you don’t watch pissed, you’ll leave pissed off.”

Mark Lawson (Guardian)

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