If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? If you ply one thirsty actor with booze, do they not get bamboozled? Ladies and gents, it’s time to swap a pound of flesh for a gallon of sambuca ‘cus The Fringe phenomenon Shitfaced Shakespeare’s back in town and it’s gonna be a toss-up between a squiffy eyed Shylock or a pretty plastered Portia. Yes, that’s right – this time around they’re giving The Merchant of Venice a truly trollied twist. To bring everyone up to speed – Shit-faced Shakespeare is a LOL-per-minute side-splitting combo of a serious Shakespearean classic, where one cast member gets nominated, at random, to get entirely shitfaced each night. With gin, tequila, vodka, jagermeister and heaven only knows what else trickling through one thespians’s veins, what could go awry? Overlooking last season when a red-faced Romeo tried to elope with the nurse… Get your tickets here.
WC2TheatreFriday April 20