Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®: The Taming of the Shrew

Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London
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This event ended on Saturday 1st of June 2019
Admission

£20.75 - £16.25 (book online)

Venue Information

Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX

Nearest Stations

Leicester Square 0.08 miles

Website

http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

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Will Petruchio jack it all in and stay a bachelor? Will Kate be tamed or tanked? Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® returns to Leicester Square Theatre with their drunken antics and drunken actors to tell the tale of a shrew who turns from tempestuous to tamed, probably. With one genuinely inebriated actor every night, The Taming of the Shrew features cross dressing, food fights, a highly underwhelming horse, one too many bum cheeks and more twisted gender politics than you can shake a fawning fat-skinned fustilarian at! Still not sure how it works? Each performance takes a cast of professionally trained, Shakespearian actors and every night one carefully selected company member is tasked with drinking for a full four hours prior to show time. The remainder of the sober cast are tasked with wrangling our drunken hero through a 70 minute adapted script trying their level best to keep the show ‘on the rails’.

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