Acclaimed theatre troupe Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® will present its unique production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at London’s Leicester Square Theatre this Summer.
Running from 6 July 2022 thru 10 September 2022, the cast will present this unconventional, no-holds-barred interpretation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, along with a six-pack of actors and enough booze to sterilise a brewery floor. What could possibly go wrong?
For the uninitiated, each night before the show, an actor is given four hours to “wet the whistle” by consuming as much alcohol as they can get their hands on. This is classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen; with a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale lined up next.
The revolving cast will then give Shakespeare’s famous play theirsignature sh!t-faced twist as they attempt to navigate the bard’s fated love story with one truly rat-arsed performer. This is Shakespearean theatre as you’ve never experienced it before…
Featuring sozzled star-crossed lovers, a tipsy Tybalt, slurred soliloquys, muddled masquerade balls and squiffy street fights, audiences are invited to settle in with a pint (or three) and raise a glass with Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®.
The production will feature a rolling cast with the actors performing different parts each night. The cast will consist of: Louise Lee (Nurse / Benvolia), Stacey Norris (Nurse / Benvolia), Lucy Farrar (Juliet), Jessica Brindle (Juliet ), Richard Hughes (Romeo), David Ellis (Romeo and Mercutio / Friar), Christopher Lane (Mercutio / Friar and Lord Capulet / Tybalt) and John Mitton (Lord Capulet / Tybalt).
Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet will run from 6 July 2022 until 10 September 2022 at Leicester Square Theatre, London.