ShakeItUp: The Improvised Shakespeare Show

The Turbine Theatre
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This event ended on Saturday 4th of November 2023

The Turbine Theatre

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The Bard hasn’t written anything new for centuries... so ShakeItUp Theatre are here to lend a helping hand! Acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe hit ShakeItUp: The Improvised Shakespeare Show is set to conclude its UK Tour with a run at London’s Turbine Theatre this Autumn. In this witty improv extravaganza, ShakeItUp Theatre combine Shakespeare’s language, audience suggestions, and the company’s overactive imaginations, to create an all-new engaging and entertaining Shakesperean epic.

William Shakespeare’s plays contain the greatest love stories, tragedies and tales of greed and jealousy in literature. ShakeItUp: The Improvised Shakespeare Show takes all the most exciting and high stakes elements of Shakespeare, and combines them with his most bonkers bits (a Fairy Queen falling in love with a donkey, anyone?) The audience is asked if they want a Bloody Tragedy, a Romantic Comedy, or an Epic History, and the ShakeItUp team takes it from there – with the addition of some audience-penned Shakesperean lines, which may even change the course of the play.

All shows are all created live in the moment with no room for error, and are accompanied by the talented (and flexible) ShakeItUp Band. ShakeItUp doesn’t have a directing character on stage, with the story being created live in the moment by the actors, with no pre-set characters or plots. Using improvised verse, song, dance, fights, and more, the improvising ShakeItUp bards create a new play, live on stage. Whether they last experienced Shakespeare at school or can recite the complete works, audiences will delight in a laugh-out-loud, unpredictable evening of bard-based bedlam.

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