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Ladies Down Under

Ladies Down Under

Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda, the four fish packers from Hull, have decided to use the money they won at the races to treat themselves to a luxury holiday in Australia! However, just like on their trip to Royal Ascot, things don’t go quite to plan.

Amanda Whittington’s Ladies Down Under is a sequel to her hit play, Ladies’ Day and follows the fortunes of Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda as they head to Australia.

Having won an absolute fortune at the races last time round, the girls from Hull head off to Australia on the trip of a lifetime. But it’s not all fun Down Under. Jan is terrified that boyfriend, Joe (who left England for a new life at the beginning of Ladies’ Day) may have lost interest in her while he’s been abroad.

Linda is struggling with the burden her new fortune has brought her. Shelley has frittered away her share on designer clothes and partying, but soon discovers she has very little to show for it.

Meanwhile, Pearl is going through a life-changing event herself.

The women each discover something about themselves as their bond deepens and they discover that money can’t buy you love, or happiness.

Tickets are £12 Concessions £10.00 (except Friday and Saturday.) Available from the Chelmsford Civic Theatre box office, by calling 01245 606505 or via the Chelmsford Theatres website. Tickets are also available on the door from 45 minutes prior to the performance. (Cash and card payments accepted.)

A Rat, A Rat

A Rat, A Rat

Shortlisted for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting from Ellie Keel and Paines Plough, this play will feature an all female cast and team. It will also be a flagship production from those at the new Golden Goose Theatre in Camberwell.

Charlie has just turned 18. Whilst most would be out enjoying their newlyfound adult liberties, Charlie is stuck in a white room with a bed without sheets, a window that doesn’t open, and a rat. She has to adapt fast to this new, sterile world of the adult psychiatric unit if she is to convince anyone that she is well enough to go home to her waiting mum, Vicky. Under the care her over-worked and under-trained key worker Jenny, she learns quickly that she is pretty much on her own. Until Kim turns up.

This electric new play shines a piercing light into the gaping structural holes of our mental health system, questioning how we as individuals care for one another when our institutions fail us. Chloe Yates is a writer based in Norwich. She wrote her first play aged 17, for the National Theatre’s New Views Competition. Her play was longlisted, and she has since had short plays produced at Theatre 503, Chiswick Playhouse and Theatre Deli. Her debut full-length play ‘Mental’ had a sold-out run at the OSO Arts Centre and transferred to the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Her second play ‘A Rat, A Rat,’ was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting. She has since worked with Clean Break and Theatre 503 and is currently studying for an undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She is developing her third full-length play with Soho Writers’ Lab.

The play will be directed by Georgia Leanne Harris, who is currently Artistic Director of the Golden Goose Theatre. Her previous directing includes Sheep by David Cantor (White Bear Theatre), Harley & Me by Lucy Walters (Lion & Unicorn Theatre) and Beyond The Grave by Simon Godfrey (Plymouth Barbican & Et Cetera Theatre). She has also assisted Oscar Pearce on Keith?! By Patrick Marmion at the Arcola and Rupert Graves on The Ungrateful Biped. Georgia has been artistic director of Tripped Theatre since 2013.

About the Golden Goose Theatre:
The Golden Goose is a new theatre close to the heart of Camberwell. Founded by writer/director Michael Kingsbury and led by Artistic Director Georgia Leanne Harris, the theatre will produce and programme new work from upcoming creatives and more established practitioners eager to forge new directions in their work. Since opening its doors it has hosted shows from multi-award winning Out Of The Forest Theatre, Fringe-First winner Chris Larner and hosted an R&D from Althea Theatre. They’ve also supported new work from Frumpish Theatre through the FRESH writing festival and development nights from several new creatives.

About Stepping Out Theatre:
Founded in Bristol in 1997, and with 88 productions to their credit, Stepping Out Theatre are the country’s leading mental health theatre company working with theatre professionals and mental health service users to bring compelling human stories alive on stage. After moving all their work online throughout the pandemic, ‘A Rat! A Rat! is their first post – lockdown physical production following on from four online productions over the last 10 months.

The Children

The Children

Photo: Robert Vass


Sometimes, only the old can save the young

Retired couple, ex-nuclear scientists Hazel and Robin, are living off salad, yoghurt and yoga in an isolated coastal cottage, as the world around them crumbles. But when an old friend arrives, the past collides with the present to dramatically alter their futures.
A powerful, thought-provoking story of entwined relationships that is darkly funny, unremittingly human, and asks important questions about love and loss, life and death, and the responsibility of the older generation towards the younger.
Written by award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood and originally performed at The Royal Court to critical acclaim, this gripping and witty play comes to The Questors Theatre for a limited six performances. Due to social distancing there will be reduced seating, so make sure to get your tickets fast.
When you come to our theatre, we ask that you please abide by our COVID safety measures, including mask-wearing and hand santizing.
MY SON’S A QUEER, BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO?

MY SON’S A QUEER, BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Image: My Son’s A Queer, But What Can You Do – Written & Performed by Rob Madge – The Turbine Theatre – Photos by Mark Senior


WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY ROB MADGE 

DIRECTED BY LUKE SHEPPARD 

RUNNING AT THE TURBINE THEATRE FROM 17 JUNE – 03 JULY 2021

My Son’s A Queer But What Can You Do, written by and performed by Rob Madge (Oliver!Les Misérables) and directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, In The Heights) celebrates the joy and chaos of raising a queer child, and runs at the Turbine Theatre for a limited run from 17 June until 03 July, with press night on 23 June 2021.

When Rob was 12, they attempted to stage a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their Grandma. As Rob donned a wig and played Mary Poppins, Ariel, Mickey Mouse and Belle, their Dad doubled as Stage Manager, Sound Technician and Goofy. Unfortunately, Dad missed all his cues and pushed all the floats in the wrong direction. Mum mistook Aladdin for Ursula. The costumes went awry. Ariel’s bubble gun didn’t even work properly. Grandma had a nice time though.

Join Rob as they delve into the archives of their old home videos in attempt to recreate this parade and celebrate the joy that can be discovered when parents champion the creativity and absurdity of their child.

ROB MADGE WRITER/PERFORMER

Rob Madge’s theatre credits include Mary PoppinsMacbeth, Artful Dodger in Oliver!, Gavroche in Les Misérables (25th Anniversary Tour and 02 Concert), Matilda the MusicalTimpson the MusicalHeld Momentarily and Leave A Light On.

His TV credits include The Sarah Jane Adventures, That Mitchell and Webb Look, The Armstrong and Miller Show, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire and Poirot: Appointment with Death.

Other work includes sharing lots of ridiculous home videos of living room performances on Twitter: Rob_Madge_02

LUKE SHEPPARD/DIRECTOR

Luke Sheppard’s theatre credits include: Rent (Hope Mill Theatre); & Juliet (West End); The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾: The Musical (West End, Menier Chocolate Factory & Leicester Curve); Billionaire Boy(Nuffield Theatre, Southampton & UK Tour); Newsies (Arts Ed); Murder For Two (Watermill Theatre, The Other Palace & UK Tour); Spring Awakening (Hope Mill, Manchester); In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre & Southwark Playhouse); Peter And The Starcatcher (Royal & Derngate); Night Must Fall (Salisbury Playhouse & UK Tour); Stig Of The Dump (UK Tour); Oliver! (Watermill Theatre); Working; Casa Valentina; Next Fall(Southwark Playhouse); A Christmas Carol; The Adventures Of Pinocchio; The Hundred And One Dalmatians(Castle Theatre); Bed And Sofa (Finborough); The Great British Soap Opera (Jermyn Street & Edinburgh) and Jet Set Go (Jermyn Street & Theatre 503).

His production of In The Heights won three Olivier Awards and a nomination for Best New Musical. The show also won the Broadway World Award for Best New Production of a Musical and received nine WhatsOnStage Award nominations, including Best Director. His production of Spring Awakening was awarded the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ received nominations for the Evening Standard Award for Best New Musical and the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. Luke was also nominated for the Off-West End Award for Best Director for Casa Valentina.

PAUL TAYLOR-MILLS BIOG 

Paul Taylor-Mills is the Artistic Director of The Turbine Theatre at The Battersea Power Station, London. He has worked as Advisory Producer to Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Really Useful Group and is former Artistic Director of The Other Palace Theatre, London.

Recent credits include: At the Turbine Theatre include Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball, Hair (part of the Turbine on the Jetty Season) Torch Song, High Fidelity and Cat In The Hat. Elsewhere, Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and The Other Palace (winner of the WhatsOnStage Best New Musical Award), Murder For Two at the Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace, The Wild Party at The Other Palace, European Premiere of Disney’s Peter and the Starcatcher at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Side Show at Southwark Playhouse, The Last Five Years at the St. James Theatre (winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production) End of The Rainbow on UK Tour, In The Heights at Kings Cross Theatre and Southwark Playhouse (winner of three Olivier Awards), Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse, Carrie The Musical at Southwark Playhouse (winner of The WhatsOnStage Off West End Award), and Associate Producer on The Importance Of Being Earnest starring David Suchet on UK Tour and the Vaudeville Theatre. 

THE TURBINE THEATRE 

GENERATING NEW WORK.      POWERING PREMIERES.      RE-ENERGISING CLASSICS. 

The Turbine Theatre is a brand-new theatre on the banks of the Thames next to the iconic Battersea Power Station, presented by Bill Kenwright and founded and led by Artistic Director Paul Taylor-Mills. The theatre is located under the Grosvenor Bridge railway arches at Circus West Village, the first chapter of the iconic Battersea Power Station’s regeneration, which is already a thriving riverside destination with exciting restaurants, bars and cafés already open, located at the foot of the iconic Grade II* listed landmark.


Seats are separated into bubbles of 1, 2 or 3 seats by perspex screens. These distanced bubbles may not be broken, merged or separated when buying tickets.  

Booking: www.theturbinetheatre.com 

Address: The Turbine Theatre, Arches Lane, Circus West Village, London, SW11 8AB

Twitter: @TurbineTheatre #PoweringTheImagination

 

The Collective Collected

The Collective Collected

Festival of Short Plays Comes to the White Bear Theatre

The White Bear Theatre will be home to ‘The Collective Collected’ from Monday 21 – Saturday 26 June 2021 – a week-long festival of 10 short plays from writing group ‘10 Minutes a Month Playwriting Collective’, in collaboration with new London-based theatre company, Parallel Paths.

This is the third week of the plays from the writing group, covering themes set by the contributing writers, including Deception, Dreaming, Technology, Happiness, Competition, Killer Instinct, Church and Shipwreck. Across the week there will be a variety of stories told – from a family secret being revealed, to dreams of winning the lottery and shipwrecked friends talking about the pros and cons of cannibalism.

The ‘10 Minutes a Month Playwriting Collective’ is a monthly initiative to keep writers writing by setting a monthly theme as a basis for new 10-minute plays. The new plays are then presented at a reading night each month covering a number of styles, such as comical, dramatic, historical or whimsical. The monthly initiative was able to thrive and grow during the Covid 19 lockdowns as the group reached global audiences through video conferencing.

Andy Marchant, founder of the ‘10 Minutes a Month Playwriting Collective’, said: “The Collective has become a useful and safe platform for writers, old and new, to test their writing skills and try out different techniques. Being based purely online over the last year has allowed us to attract writers based throughout the UK and internationally. It has also allowed us to experiment with different writing formats, including our popular seasonal duologue challenges where writers are tasked with creating a play within 24 hours, which are then made into short films through video conferencing.”

The festival of short plays is being produced by Parallel Paths, a new theatre company that aims to bring new writing and forgotten classics to the stage. Nick Mouton, co-artistic director of Parallel Paths, said: “We’re proud that our first production is in collaboration with ’10 Minutes a Month Playwriting Collective’. They have such an extensive portfolio of new plays that we want to ensure that they get the recognition that they deserve, rather than get dusty in drawers or lost on computers. After a terrible year for the arts, it’s been a pleasure to team up with talented creatives and play a part in getting live theatre back in front of audiences and show our support for fringe theatres, such as the White Bear.”

‘The Collective Collected’ festival of short plays will include:

Part 1: Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 June

  • ‘Wishful Thinking’ by Julia Collier
  • ‘Brazil’ by Peter Cabrera
  • ‘Instant Human’ by T Lennon Taggart
  • ‘Meal with Friends’ by Nick Mouton
  • ‘The Interview’ by Helen Jackson

Part 2: Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 June

  • ‘Slaves’ by Alex T Hornby
  • ‘Syndicate of Dreamers’ by Andy Marchant
  • ‘A Good Man’ by Miriam Jackson
  • ‘Dancing in the Dark’ by LA Green
  • ‘Getting Ahead’ by Caroline Doyle

Parallel Paths and 10 Minutes a Month Playwriting Collective present ‘The Collective Collected’, White Bear Theatre, Monday 21 – Saturday 26 June 2021. Performances start at 7pm.

Tickets – £15 / £12

 

The Comeback

The Comeback

The debut play from The Pin’s award-winning Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen is set to return to the Noël Coward Theatre for a limited 3-week run this July. Its mix of hilarity, emotional heart and irresistible charm offers the perfect escapism for audiences of all ages. I was wondering if you would be interested in running a preview or book now?

With previous surprise cameos including Sir Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley, Graham Norton & Danny Dyer, more surprise guests will feature at every performance of The Comeback

The Comeback returns to the Noël Coward Theatre for a limited 3-week run from July 7 – July 25 2021, directed by Emily Burns

Hilarious and heartwarming, The Comeback depicts the backstage tussle of two rival comedy duos in a dizzying contemporary farce

After receiving widespread critical acclaim and five-star reviews, the original run was cut short due to the December lockdown

The production will take place under social distancing guidelines, and in line with SOLT’s See It Safely campaign.

www.thecomebackcomedy.co.uk

Pippin

Pippin

Image: Bonnie Britain

Announcing a joyous reimagining of Pippin – Grammy Award and Oscar-winner Stephen Schwartz’s Tony award-winning musical


There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson’s iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece.

A major new London production of ‘Pippin’ for an ensemble cast of eight players will run for 7 weeks, staged in the round, at Charing Cross Theatre from Wednesday 30 June – Saturday 14 August.

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, ‘Pippin’ is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, ‘Pippin’ continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Set in the ‘Summer of Love’ of 1967, we follow Pippin, a young prince with extraordinary dreams and aspirations on his quest to find passion, fulfilment and meaning in a joyful and life affirming revival.

Director Steven Dexter said: “‘Pippin’ opened on Broadway in October 1972, however Stephen Schwartz started writing an early version of the show while he was a student at Carnegie Mellon University in 1967. Flower power was at its peak, war was raging in Vietnam and ‘Hair’ opened on Broadway. It was the year of The Summer of Love.  My take on the show (which I have been lucky to direct three times before) is told by a group of hippie travellers of that time.”

Stephen Schwartz said: “I’m delighted that Steven Dexter’s new and re-imagined production of ‘Pippin’ will have further life this summer at Charing Cross Theatre. By stripping back ‘Pippin’ to its essence, it draws the audience directly into the heart of the story. I’m excited to come over to see it for myself, and if COVID rules permit, I will be there!”

Cast and full creative team to be announced.

‘Pippin’ is produced by Adam Blanshay Productions, Edward Johnson and Steven M. Levy.

Stephen Schwartz – Music & Lyrics
Stephen Schwartz is probably best known in the UK for his scores for ‘Wicked’ and ‘Godspell’. Other shows for which he wrote music and lyrics and which have been seen in the UK include: ‘The Prince of Egypt’ – currently running at the Dominion Theatre – ‘Pippin’; ‘The Baker’s Wife’; ‘Children of Eden’ and ‘Working’. He co-wrote the English texts with Leonard Bernstein for Bernstein’s ‘Mass’. For films, he collaborated with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s ‘Enchanted’, as well as the animated features ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature ‘The Prince Of Egypt’. Awards include: three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards and the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. Mr. Schwartz has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Stephen is Artistic Director of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshops and serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild. A book about his career, ‘Defying Gravity’, is published by Applause Books.
www.stephenschwartz.com

Roger O. Hirson – Book
Roger O. Hirson – Writer. Father of David Hirson Awards and nominations: 1973 Tony Award Best Book of a Musical ‘Pippin’ [nominee] 1967 Tony Award Best Musical ‘Walking Happy’ [nominee] Productions: ‘Pippin’ Book [Original, Musical, Comedy] (Oct 23, 1972 – Jun 12, 1977). ‘Walking Happy’ Book [Original, Musical] (Nov 26, 1966 – Apr 22, 1967)

An earlier version of this production ran at the Garden Theatre from 8 Sept – 17 Oct 2020, produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions.


Adam Blanshay Productions, Edward Johnson, and Steven M. Levy present…

Pippin

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed by Steven Dexter

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL
www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
Box office: 08444 930650

Wednesday 30 June – Saturday 14 August

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday,  Saturday and Sunday at 3pm

Previews: £25.00 – £39.50
Premium seats £49.50 (includes a
programme and a glass of bubbly)

A booking fee applies to phone and internet orders; no booking fee to personal callers
The box office is open from 2 hours before curtain time on performance days for personal callers

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Originally Produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow
Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse

2013 Broadway revival directed by Diane Paulus

Theo ending originally conceived in 1998 by Mitch Sebastian

An earlier version of this production ran at the Garden Theatre from 8 Sept – 17 Oct 2020, produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO

The star line up has been confirmed for the second concert of the series for Monday Night at the Apollo – which will be performed in front of a socially distanced audience at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue on Monday 14 June, and simultaneously livestreamed to viewers at home via the theatre discovery platform Thespie, which is dedicated to bringing the best live and recorded theatre to audiences around the world.

Shan Ako (Les Miserable, Xfactor), Arthur Darvill (Once, Doctor Who), Sophie Evans (Wicked, Wizard of Oz) and Sandra Marvin (Waitress, Emmerdale), featuring ovation worthy performances of songs from their favourite genres. Host Greg Barnett (Miss Littlewood, Swallows and Amazons) invites his audience behind the curtain to catch these castmates as you’ve never seen them before. Sharing their most cherished memories and experiences from their careers, alongside performances of music personal to them, West End royalty celebrate the craft and industry they’ve so dearly missed.

Monday Night at the Apollo has been conceived of to support the theatre industry, and a percentage of profits will be donated to Acting for Others, an organisation made up of 14 individual theatrical charities.

Tickets are on sale now for all three concerts: Monday 24 May, Monday 14 June and Monday 5 July. The producers will continue to review each date as it approaches and react according to government guidelines at the time. Aimie Atkinson, Cassidy Janson, Lucie Jones, Cedric Neal and Julian Ovenden have been confirmed for the first concert, and the line up for the third concert will be announced soon.

Producers Greg Barnett and Hugh Summers said, “We’re excited to be announcing the second of our all-star line-ups for ‘Monday Night At The Apollo’.  We have five of British Theatre’s best performers joining us for this night to celebrate the re-opening of our wonderful industry and we simply cannot wait for them to be out on stage, sharing their talent, in front of a live audience. We are thrilled that all three performances will also still be live-streamed to viewers at home via Thespie.com. The industry faces huge challenges in its recovery and we still hope to be able to raise funds for the charity ‘Acting For Others’ to support the thousands of freelancers who continue to be hit hardest as our sector begins to slowly reawaken. Theatre and its audiences know how vital it will be to support each other on the road to recovery and in these seemingly crucial final months, we ask your support, kindness, and most of all your theatrical presence, as we embark on our journey back to the stage. Public health and the safety of our audiences are still our utmost priority and the performances will adhere to the current government guidelines.”

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‘Monday Night at the Apollo’ is part of ‘Rising Stars Festival’ headed by Nimax theatres, showcasing the work of 23 producers making their West End Producing debuts.

“If these enterprising young producers are the future of the West End, it’s looking good” ~ Nica Burns – Nimax

This concert series is musically directed by Richard Beadle (Hamilton) and George Dyer (Last Five Years), and produced by Greg Barnett and Hugh Summers for Wild Mountain Productions Ltd.

TETHERED, or, The Adventures of the Adequately Excited People.

TETHERED, or, The Adventures of the Adequately Excited People.

Written by Georgie Bailey | Directed by Lucy Betts | Performed by Hal Darling & Georgie Bailey
A madcap adventure to find the meaning of theatre.


Sans and Moins are getting saved, after a lifetime of being tethered together. The prophetic printer has told them so, and they’re very excited. Adequately excited. Kind of excited. As it’s not the first time they’ve got a message like this, and the real question is, will it be the last?

TETHERED is a brand-new dark comic play from the award-winning ChewBoy Productions, dealing with hope, loss and the reliance we have on others. It explores whether we can truly understand one another, and how far we would go to keep ourselves sane when trapped in one place for too long…

This fast paced, surreal piece of new writing marks the return of the critically acclaimed ChewBoy Productions, following their Best of Brighton Fringe (2019) award-winning, five-star debut show EUAN which toured the UK at venues such as the Rose Theatre Kingston and Chichester Festival Theatre.

TETHERED reunites the creative team from EUAN, sustaining and elevating the signature bizarreness ChewBoy has become known for; ensuring a night that no one can forget no matter how hard they try. ChewBoy Productions is a multi-arts company specialising in theatre, film, digital and developing work with early-career artists. We create surrealist work which gives something to chew long after you’ve experienced it; with each project being unique in utilising the skills of creatives from varying specialities.

The Lion and Unicorn Theatre | 20th – 24th July 2021 @ 7.30pm (19.30) | 1 Hour Run Time

WINNER | IYAF Best of Brighton Fringe Award 2019

★★★★★
“ChewBoy Productions are a theatrical force to be reckoned with, and it will be fascinating to see their undoubted talent develop in the near future.”
The Review Chap

★★★★
“EUAN could soon be following Fleabag’s footsteps as fringe turned masterpiece.”
Artsvoice

★★★★
“Downright bewildering, but also bloody brilliant.”
Views from the Gods

★★★★
“Brave, baffling and brilliant to boot. I wish more companies had the confidence to take this kind of risk because, as EUAN proves, it pays off.”
Broadway Baby

★★★★
“Wonderfully avant-garde, open to countless different interpretations.”
Everything Theatre

★★★★
“An ambitious, unique company unafraid to embrace the delightfully weird.”
Movie Burner

MACBETH

MACBETH

Image (and photos at the bottom): Rah Petherbridge Photography


“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”

 “A great night out to get properly pucked up. It’s what Willy would have wanted.”
★★★★ – Time Out

“There is no doubt this is a hoot to watch”
Evening Standard

★★★★★ West End Wilma // ★★★★★ Broadway Baby// ★★★★ City Am

★★★★ Metro// ★★★★ Whatsonstage

★ The Guardian


The Internationally acclaimed, and award-winning Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre and it’s going to be a bloodbath, with their all-new production of Macbeth.

Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, with an entirely sh!t-faced cast member. With one cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before every show, this is classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen; with a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other…

Upon hearing the weird sisters’ prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake. Well, almost. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails. Perhaps an inebriated actor will help the process along?

Featuring Shakespeare’s most lovable witches, ghostly best friends, hellhounds, unhinged wives, enough dead kings to give Game of Thrones a run for its money, and lots of plaid, Scotland storms London in 2021.

Audiences are invited to settle in for a pint (or two!) and raise a glass with Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®  as they present the classic combination of a Tetris-ed together Shakespeare script, a six pack of professional actors and a luge of booze. What could possibly go right?

The rotating cast includes Natalie Boakye, Flora Sowerby, Stacey Norris, John Mitton, James Murfitt, Will Seaward and Matthew Seager.

Warning: Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is perfect for those wishing to add to their repertoire of colourful language and not for those who blush easily at the mere mention of the “F” word

Shit-faced Shakespeare®: Macbeth is playing exclusively at Leicester Square Theatre in 2021.

 

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