Impromptu Shakespeare

Comedy (improv, theatre)

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  • 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 2 years

Description

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between, Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique Shakespeare play inspired by audience suggestions, to delight Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. Featuring a cast of leading theatrical and comedic improvisers, they've performed five critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and three at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival. 'Side-splittingly hilarious' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'It's intelligent, it's funny, it's all of the adjectives for brilliant' ***** (Pocketsizetheatre.com). 'Shakespeare from the hip; ingenious and very funny' (Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access to the Nightclub is via steps or lift down to Basement level then level access into the performance space. Some additional seating upstairs in the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 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

Adrian Richardson 91 days ago

Tremendously talented group .a hilarious improvisation .side splittingly funny and very professionally delivered .go and see

Rachael Bermingham 94 days ago

Not really a stand out for me. It felt less improvised than poorly scripted with some of the dialogue clumsily adapted to fit the chosen themes.

George McDermid 95 days ago

In a Fringe now full of impromptu acting shows, it's hard to find the good ones. I'd say this was above average. Entertaining and enjoyable, if not uproariously riotous.

Janice Wilson 104 days ago

This was really well acted and was very funny. My husband and I really enjoyed this play and found it very entertaining. The 6 piece cast were very quick witted and improvised really well. They had a short structure but adapted it in response to the audience suggestion. Highly recommend this show.


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Daily Business Magazine (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

Love, poetry, tragedy, and comedy were all delivered in this hour-long comedy performance. The actors played a variety of characters from simple servants, monks, Kings and Queens, to a ghost from the past. Each actor played multiple parts, leaving the audience wondering how on earth they pull off this scary improvisation every day.

The result was a story that resembled something mildly Shakespearian, but was definitely fun and kept the audience guessing and the actors on their toes.

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North Westend (4/5 stars) 103 days ago

Impromptu Shakespeare have got his off to a fine art, an Edinburgh Fringe regular they attract large audiences and its not hard to see why. It’s just so much fun!

If you want a show that is good for your older kids (age 10+) then this is the show. Make sure you book though otherwise you might miss out!

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