Shakespeare hasn’t written anything new for an age, so ShakeItUp thought they would give him a hand. Using his language, your audience suggestions, and their overactive imaginations, ShakeItUp create a brand-new Shakespeare play live on stage, complete with live music, songs, and plenty of laughs.
Pick your authentic Shakespearean genre: Epic History, Romantic Comedy, or Gruesome Tragedy; choose the location of where we will lay our scene, our hero’s name, and even their day-job! Pen your wittiest Shakespearean line for our brave actors to pull from their suitably-Shakespearean breeches when they need a helping hand – the twist? They’ll have no idea what the line will be before they say it!
Then sit back and watch the hilarity unfold in a totally authentic (and totally bonkers) play that Willy Shakes himself would be proud of. Expect big laughs, high drama, and a healthy dose of rhyming couplets.
ShakeItUp Theatre first emerged onto the scene in 2018 with “The Improvised Shakespeare Show”. They have since performed their flagship show at theatres and festivals across the UK and internationally. When they are not out on the road, ShakeItUp are a resident company at The Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington, north London, where they perform every month.
“Quick witted, inexhaustible and absolutely hysterical.” ***** London Theatre Reviews
“Laugh out-loud hilarious […] a great night out” **** Broadway World
“An authentic, if strange, work of Shakespeare” **** Upper Circle
“Alas I wishe I had written this myselffe” Christopher Marlowe
Run time 60 minutes
Full Price £12
Group of 4 £40
Wed 6th September6pm7pm