2Elfth Night

Theatre (adaptation, clown)

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Keane & Doyle have been spies, wizards, witches and cosmological assassins. Now they embark on their most ambitious adventure yet: Twelfth Night! Unfortunately, upon arriving at the festive fringes of Edinburgh-land, they find that the rest of their company has been detained by security or lost to the pond. And so, they face the grandest questions of our time: Who will play which parts? Will they ever find home again? How many layers of cross-dressing is too many? They may need your help.

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Beth Hayward 23 days ago

What’s the recipe for a tasty Twelfth Night?
Take a pair of clowns
Add various volunteer members of the audience.
Sprinkle with some silly props & costumes.
Let simmer for an hour
Then serve up the perfect Shakespeare comedy.
Gloriously inventive, gentle & funny. What a sweet treat to finish off my Edinburgh Fringe Fest FEAST!

Jo Walton 25 days ago

This is just flat out hilarious. If you like Shakespeare's comedies at all, you should see this duo doing all the parts and still making everything work. A very judicious cut, some excellent acting and timing and audience participation.

Thomas N 25 days ago

In a small room with barely 20 members of the audience, the acting duo flying through Twelfth Night at a breakneck pace populated it with a dozen characters, a whirlwind of flasks and wigs, and a charming stage manager. A hilarious show at a surprisingly low price

Ada Palmer 25 days ago

Delightful edit of the classic play, hilarious throughout and touching at the moments the story should be touching. Both performers showed virtuosity bringing so many different characters to life, and the direct engagement with the audience was warm and brilliantly coordinated. It can be hard editing a long play down to a Fringe-length cut, but this abridgement was expertly and prudently done, keeping all the treasured moments and making the story easy to follow even if one didn't know the play, but richer if one did. Delightful for Shakespeare buffs and novices alike!

Jack Clifford 26 days ago

This was a really fantastic and fun way to spend our evening, the 2 man cast carry off all the characters incredibly well. Very energetic, exuberant and hilarious. Would throughly recommend.

Katie Paterson 26 days ago

The most fun I’ve ever had watching Twelfth Night. Expertly navigating the small space and the willing audience, Keane and Doyle rocket through characters, impressive verse speaking and hilarious characters, telling the story with wit and flair and a surprising amount of heart. Absolutely unmissable, and a treat for everyone whether they’ve seen the ‘unabridged’ version or not.

Debbie Cannon 26 days ago

A simply wonderful, joyous hour. It takes real skill and talent (and energy) to make an hour of hilarious apparent chaos work, and these two performers have those in bucket-loads, holding everything lightly but tightly together. They take great care of their audience too, even while they’re carrying us along on their rollercoaster ride. I doff my pirate hat to them - they’re brilliant!

Everyone in the audience was beaming with delight within minutes of the show starting. This is perfect Fringe theatre - go see!

Joseph Ryan 28 days ago

Nimble, adroit, heartening, and supremely inviting. The original play is well-rendered, whilst the performers' diligent pains to do so in no way dilute their own quirky verve. A simply lovely show.

Giles Clifford 28 days ago

Fantastic show - performers who just know instinctively how to use those words to create true comedy without losing their beauty. Hectic and mad and a treat to see. Do go to see it.

Chelsey-leigh Sutton 29 days ago

Brilliant. Witty. Smart and funny! I absolutely loved every minuet of this Shakespearean classic with a twist. Fantastic comedy duo!

Max Silver 29 days ago

These two performers are top class entertainmeners and comidians! If you are reading this whatever you do watch this show, you will regret not seeing this hilarious and joyful multirolling extravaganza! I was in stitches from start to end and that is a very rare thing! Best show of the fringe so far.

Holly Fairall 29 days ago

Absolutely LOVED! Fantastic performers, best show I have seen at the Fringe this year!

Joshua Kelly 29 days ago

Absolutely fantastic, I thought I was going to disrupt the show from laughing too hard!

Brightside Comedy 29 days ago

These two are seriously hilarious, so much so that at one point our director was reduced to tears. One of the most enjoyable experiences we've had as a company this year at the fringe!

Helen 32 days ago

Found this show by chance & was really impressed. The performers are really talented & funny. A quick reminder of the plot/characters in twelfth night would help appreciate the feat of 2 people playing all the major roles with the exception of the ones the audience help out with.
The snug is tiny & gets quite warm but we got fans as part of the participation. Great if you're got kids keen to participate. Amazing value at £5!

Emily Carding 34 days ago

Such a delight! A joyful show performed by two talented players, a real gem of a performance ❤️

Finn Longman 34 days ago

An impressive two-performer rendition of Twelfth Night with clever use of costumes and audience participation to fill in the gaps. Yeah, it's heavier on the 'comedy' side of things, but it was more Shakespearean than I expected -- a lot more of the original dialogue survived than you might think. I suspect if I didn't know Twelfth Night so well, I might have struggled a little more to follow it, but it was very entertaining nonetheless.

Debbie Bird 36 days ago

An outstanding piece. Funny, participatory, heart warming and endearing. I laughed, I got involved, I wanted them to be able to play all the roles. And Jacob the tech stole the show!

Joe Janes 41 days ago

Wow! High energy, inventive, fun, and very, very funny! Shakespeare shredded by a clown Cuisineart!

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 27 days ago

When entering the suitably named Snug theatre at the Paradise in Augustines, you are greeted by two friendly hobo-clowns.  These two take note of each person entering the theatre and mention that they reserve the front row for people whom want to participate in the show. This act of kindness...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 28 days ago

‘2Elfth Night’ sees Keane and Doyle resort to performing Shakespeare’s much-loved ‘Twelfth Night’ as a two-hander, after “losing” the rest of the cast on their trip over from America. There’s a lot of audience participation, though only for those who want it, as we are advised that the front row...

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