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ED2012 Comedy Review: Shit Faced Shakespeare (Tax Deductible Theatre Company)

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In one of the most ridiculous and hilarious shows you’ll see this August, ‘Shit Faced Shakespeare’ is a triumph of brilliant writing, a talented troupe, and a serious commitment towards inebriation. Taking five classically trained actors, and getting one classically trolleyed, the Tax Deductible Theatre Company’s version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a night of non-stop laughter and entertainment, as a genuinely plastered actor causes unpredictable commotion in an otherwise serious performance. This imaginative formula provides the audience with an hour of confusing fun, as they come unprepared for what awaits, be that nudity, on stage smoking or multiple escape attempts. This show, albeit slightly more pantomime than play, is a must see for lovers of both classical English literature and beer.

C, 3-27 Aug, 10.20pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [James Valentine]


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