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RUBBISH SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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Fairies. Goblins. Donkeys... Super soakers!?!? Uh oh, it’s RUBBISH Shakespeare! 

 

Athens. The past (before toasters). Four idiots dressed in bedsheets attempt to stage William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, using only a box of pound-shop props, a camel onesie, and a ladder they found by the bins. Will they succeed? Of course not, no. But oh my, will you belly-laugh at the results… 

 

Described as ‘like Horrible Histories but funnier’ (Primary Times); take a dash of Python, a teaspoon of Pixar, sprinkle in some lightsabers and a big bucket of slapstick, and what you’re left with is a Shakespeare experience that’s unlike any other - it’s far from rubbish!

 

Having made celebrated, highly accessible Shakespeare for a decade, the Rubbish Shakespeare Company presents ‘The Dream’. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare - and an Edinburgh Fringe favourite - this smash-hit production will delight all ages, and seriously tickle your funny bone. Your kids will love it… and so will you!

GREAT WRITING, INVENTIVE IMPROV, ATTENTION-GRABBING ENERGY, SUPERB DELIVERY AND A SENSE OF COMIC TIMING THAT BOARDED ON THE GENIUS”

Fringe Review

“THERE ARE BEDSHEET TOGAS, WATER PISTOLS, LIGHTSABERS, SCARY WIGS AND MOP HEAD LION'S MANES. IT'S PURE RUBBISH... AND YOU'LL LOVE EVERY MINUTE”

WEE REVIEW

“THE FOUR ACTORS ARE JUST BRILLIANT... THIS HAD BOTH MY LITTLE CRITIC AND I IN STITCHES"

One 4 Review

“IT MAY BE ONE OF SHAKESPEARE'S FINEST COMEDIES, BUT RUBSC ARGUABLY SURPASS THE GREAT PLAYWRIGHT HIMSELF"

Familes Edinburgh Magazine

“THE STORY WAS EASY TO FOLLOW, FULL OF ENERGY AND THROWN TOGETHER WITH A LOT OF MISCHIEF... IT WAS THE PERFECT TREAT FOR ALL THE FAMILY"

One 4 Review

TOUR DATES

Darwen Town Centre - BLACKBURN

7th August

SOLD OUT

Beautiful Days Festival - ESCOT

20th-22nd August

SOLD OUT

The Pleasance - EDINBURGH FRINGE

25th-29th August

14:15

Theatre Deli - SHEFFIELD

4th September

10:30

Artsdepot - LONDON

12th September

11:00 & 14:00

Henley Festival - HENLEY

19th September

10:15

Kettering Arts Centre - KETTERING

8th October

19:00

RUBBISH SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO AND JULIET

“RUBBISH IS CERTAINLY NOT A WORD THAT WILL WILL BE UTTERED WHEN THE AUDIENCE LEAVE THE THEATRE”

Families Online

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Enemies. Balconies. Kissing. Sausage rolls!?

Shakespeare's epic tale of star-crossed lovers has been ‘Rubbished!!!’

Sporting a national reputation - from Edinburgh Festival Fringe to collaborations with the Royal Shakespeare Company and national school tours - this all-male, all-silly, troupe present an hour of multi-roling, wigs, water, and floppy swords. It’s Shakespeare's most anarchic tragedy yet.

Cheer as Romeo and his bearded beloved meet. Celebrate as they marry and reunite their warring families. Guffaw as all the while our four highly-strung performers squabble, bicker and strive to have the last laugh.

 

Rubbish Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet is perfect, both as an introduction to Shakespeare or even for the most ardent fan of the bard - from wide-eyed schoolboy to cultured Nan and everything in between. A true family show that really is Shakespeare For All.

“THEY SET IT UP SO CLEVERLY THAT IT REALLY SINGS"

DAILY RECORD

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“AN ENERGETIC, ABSORBING AND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE"

BUXTON FRINGE

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