Impromptu Shakespeare

Comedy (improv, theatre)

  • Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose - Big Yin
  • Times vary. Click 'Dates, times and prices' to view the calendar
  • Aug 17-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Impromptu Shakespeare
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation
  • 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
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

Sad that Shakespeare hasn't written anything new for over 400 years? Well, hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose. The Bard is back! With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time – performed by Impromptu Shakespeare's whip smart cast. Packed with priceless wit, lyrical smarts, romance, and a dash of double-crossing, this leading ensemble do the Bard proud with a brand new one-act hit every time, inspired by audience suggestions. 'Side-splittingly hilarious' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Ingenious and very funny' (Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Big Yin can be accessed via the building lift to the 3rd Floor. The Accessible toilet is located in the Basement. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

alison matthews 1 day ago

This show was amazing and had me in fits all the way through - chocolate and the bard? Venice and Belgium at war - so so clever and thoroughly enjoyable and tin tin too!

Ardal Macnamara 3 days ago

Impromptu Shakespeare – absolutely fantastic improv group (three men, two women), devised a very Shakespearean tale (Venice and Belgium at war, the peace brokered by a bit of cross dressing), based on suggestions from the audience, lampooning Shakespearean tropes as well as Shakespearean acting. I after three nights of bird sleep better Edinburgh digs, this was exactly the jolt we needed! The amount of references to Belgian chocolate also greatly influenced our lunch choices afterwards.


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