Imagine Shakespeare wrote a completely new play at your suggestion. Would it be a tragedy or comedy, about love, lies or mistaken identity? Improvised theatre company Impromptu Shakespeare are coming to town to give you the chance to find out. Now in their fourth year, the company buckle on the Bard’s britches to bring you the plays he never wrote.
The cast include some of the UK’s most experienced improvisers and literally make each play up as they go, inspired by suggestions from the audience.
Each hour-longshow is unique but unmistakably Shakespearean, echoing his themes, characters and language. It’s great for families with older children (age guide 10+) with its winning combination of accessible irreverence whilst striving to be as true as possible to Shakespeare.
“What we love about performing this show is how it appeals to both Shakespeare nerds and complete newbies” says founding member Rebecca MacMillan. “If you’re new to Shakespeare’s work, it can seem pretty daunting, but improvising using his language and themes we show how approachable it is. We’ve found that aficionados also love that playfulness, borrowing and skittingon elements they recognise.”
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