Theatre (comedy, classical)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance One
  • 14:40
  • Aug 29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Hope Mill Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language haze and sudden, loud noises.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 2 years


Hold onto your hats as a cast of 6 romp through all those classic novels you never had time to read. In 60 minutes and multiple costume changes the company race you from Wuthering Heights to Moby Dick, told at lightning speed… Expect the unexpected! No previous literary experience required. A thrilling script by Coronation Street writers Lindsay Williams and Peter Kerry and direction by Joyce Branagh (seen in the film Belfast, directed by brother Kenneth) this brilliantly funny show is for everyone!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. Lift access through Pleasance Bar ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Michael Hall 35 days ago

A must see show. Brilliantly funny and entertaining throughout. 6 fab actors performing a fantastic script. Laugh out loud (LOL) for this.

Nicola Julius 36 days ago

What a romp through everyone's favourite classic novels! It could easily have been amateurish but instead is slick, fun and a great laugh. Well done.

Simon Shaw 38 days ago

This was magnificent!! The fast clowning & accurateness was spot on!!

Susan 42 days ago

Brilliant - funny, clever and well acted. We laughed and laughed.

Fenella 42 days ago

Brilliant - so funny and very talented cast. Must see!

Julie Phillips 42 days ago

Fast paced show. Funny and entertaining. Well done

Ann R 47 days ago

An hour of smiles and laughter - clever and fun. Don’t miss it !

Adrienne Brown 48 days ago

Very witty, fast paced and a slick performance . Worth a trip!!

Scoty 51 days ago

Very fun. Very entertaining. Very high energy. After seeing this show, you might not be able to claim a college degree in English Literature; however, after this hour of nonstop laughs, you’ll definitely feel better read.

Steven Derbyshire 52 days ago

Very slick production. Not sure if these types of comedy sketches are becoming a little jaded, but I am sure many people will enjoy it.

TT 55 days ago

Loved it! Went to see with my 13 y.o son and we both enjoyed the show. Lots of laughs and no time for boredom!

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LondonTheatre1 (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

A lively hour of light-hearted literary laughs.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Classic! might not help you win Mastermind with classic literature as you specialist subject, but it will entertain, and make you laugh heartily for an hour.

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Fringe Review 41 days ago

slick and polished

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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 44 days ago

Classic! is a show full of wit and cheek, fully engaging the audience using clever dashes of pantomime, musical numbers and a literal splash zone.

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The Roaming Reader 44 days ago

It was a really fun hour, saturated in delightful bookishness.

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Lost in Theatreland (5/5 stars) 47 days ago

! It’s pure chaos and I could watch it on repeat, Classic! is ingenious, witty, fun and hilarious.

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