After Shakespeare

Theatre (historical, drama)

  • theSpaceTriplex - Studio
  • 16:05
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Slade Wolfe Enterprises Limited
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


What happens to Shakespeare's best-loved heroes and most reviled villains after the curtain falls? Come and join a host of familiar Shakespearean characters as they reflect back on their lives: including Lady Macbeth, Portia, Hamlet and King Hal (Henry V). Lexi Wolfe weaves together Shakespeare's words, historical research, and her own dramatic spark, as she transforms into four distinct characters, to follow their onward journeys. Winner of Best Actress, Buxton Fringe 2021. 'Lexi Wolfe is a formidable actor' (Buxton Fringe).

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access via main entrance using a ramp.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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MAC 30 days ago

What a fantastic, creative idea! Well written and superbly performed - this show definitely deserves to be seen by a much wider audience. Would strongly recommend seeing it if you possibly can.

Emma 31 days ago

At the end of the show, my neighbour described this as ‘a tour de force’. I can think of no better way to describe the show. Truly, one of the best things that I have seen in more than a decade of coming to the Fringe. Extraordinary.

Ruth 33 days ago

I loved this show - what a great idea, akin to Tom Stoppard's "Rosenkrantz and Gildenstern are Dead". Want to see more post Shakespeare characters! Hero on her marriage to the awful Claudio? Nick Bottom's career as a thespian post Pyramus & Thisbee - did he produce " Bottom's Dream"? We need to be told!

Linda Chanut 34 days ago

An highly talented, versatile actress who wrote all the material. Wow! Amazing

Bill 35 days ago

Excellent show. Fantastic performance. Highly recommended.

Richard Mellish 35 days ago

The earlier reviews have said most of it. All I can add is that this is the best of the 22 shows I have seen so far this year,
Edit: I forgot to mention that I have limited familiarity with the original plays but Lexi Wolfe made it all make sense to me.

Rachel Good 35 days ago

Lexi Wolfe is an excellent writer, story teller and talented actor who draws you into the world of these 4 Shakespearean characters. A real must see for the Edinburgh Fringe!

malcolm lavery 36 days ago

Superbly acted and written show. Lexi Wolfe draws the audience into each of her very different characters in a compelling and convincing way, sprinkling touches of humour among the darker moments. Best I've seen at the Fringe so far.

Albert Lin 36 days ago

If you like Shakespeare and wanted more of coda + modern remaining that enriches the material, highly recommend. Very well acted! Be prepared for stuffy play space. :)

Kate Bartlett 38 days ago

An insightful and ingenious peak into the back stories of the four characters, giving a new perspective and food for thought.

Very cleverly devised and written and a skilful and assured performance. Well worth seeing and, I suspect, we should watch this space!

Highly recommended.

Janet Allen 38 days ago

Superb writing and acting.

Nick Mellish 41 days ago

A step into the realm of "What If...?", After Shakespeare is a series of four monologues taking on characters from Shakespeare's plays and diving deeper into their make-up. Was Portia happy after marriage? How does Hamlet feel on the brink of death with a moment to reflect?

Confident acting and minimal staging lends a real focus and intensity to the performance by Lexi Wolfe. Her monologue as King Henry V in particular landed for me, and the entire production felt right at home at the Festival Fringe.

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William (Billy) Weems 43 days ago

Highly recommended! Superb.

Sharon Dixon 43 days ago

A powerful reframe of Shakespeare’s characters - Wolfe’s acting and writing easily grab the attention of the audience, leaving a thought-provoking impression. Would definitely recommend.

Randal Richmond 44 days ago

Lexi Wolfe's acting is only surpassed by the brilliance of her writing. Creating a backstory for each of the characters brings new life to our familiar Shakespearean figures and gives greater context and motivation for the actions we only see within the context of the plays themselves.

Lexi is a formidable actor who brings nuance, depth, regret, rage, confusion, and pathos to a range of characters. Definitely an actor to keep an eye out for in the future. I predict big things for her.

Highly recommended.

CD 44 days ago

The idea is intriguing, and the show exceeded expectations, especially the whole new take on the life and motivation of Lady Macbeth. Thoughtful, intelligent, and well delivered. Highly recommended.

Rowan 44 days ago

A terrific performance, evocatively invoked and richly written. Lexi Wolfe shifts effortlessly between four distinct characters and styles through subtle changes in body language and vocal cadence. Extremely compelling.

Julie Phillips 45 days ago

Excellent show. We throughly enjoyed it. One woman show.
The venue was very hot today take water!

Mattia Norando 45 days ago

Funny, witty and smart, this one woman show is a real roller coaster between four of Shakespeare’s character and their destiny

Suzanne Olsen 45 days ago

Loved this one woman show! Well worth seeing! Clever, insightful, funny too.

laurence hanison 46 days ago

Wonderful, imaginative take on Shakespeare

Kate O'Neill 47 days ago

Amazing storytelling, powerful actor. This show is everything fabulous about the Fringe. A definite must see!

Kevin Marchand 48 days ago

A interesting perspective on well known characters. Well researched and delivered. If you enjoy new ways of looking at history put this in your schedule
(Reviewer 70 year old male)

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 25 days ago

Insightful and cleverly executed.

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West End Best Friend (4/5 stars) 28 days ago

Refreshing and gifted writing.

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Around The Town Chicago 29 days ago

A young, budding talent.

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Everything theatre (4/5 stars) 32 days ago

In this insightful and cleverly executed play, Wolfe skillfully commands the attention of every member of the audience with her captivating acting.

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Get Your Coats On (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

Come for the story-retelling. Stay for the scholarship. Get your doublets on and go see this!

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West End Best Friend (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

Refreshing and gifted writing.

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Edinburgh Guide (5/5 stars) 44 days ago

This show is a timely reminder that there is still much that can be explored with Shakespeare. A must see – you will not be sorry.

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The Edinburgh Reporter (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

After Shakepeare is a thought-provoking and rewarding show.

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