Improvised Rubbish Shakespeare – The Incomplete Works

Children's Shows (improv, comedy)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Above
  • 13:05
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 5+ (5 and older)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Rubbish Shakespeare Company and Wing It Improv
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation.
  • 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


Shakespeare's gone awol so his cast must make it up... in front of the king! With your help, this hilarious, madcap troupe must complete William's new masterpiece – or it's off with their heads! Wing It Improv and Rubbish Shakespeare present a completely improvised Shakespeare play! Using clown, physical comedy and live music, this spontaneous hour of family-friendly theatre is a ridiculously joyous, participatory event. Suitable for all, including those new to Shakespeare (or even theatre itself). 'Delightfully bonkers'' ***** ( 'Improvised theatre at its very best!' ***** (At the Theatre).

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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: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Fiona 97 days ago

5 star entertainment on every level; so clever, so funny and so engaging. The kids want to go back again and again. A real Fringe 2023 highlight for us

Anna 103 days ago

A truly brilliant, funny show for all ages with excellent performers who even improvise in rhyme. Definitely go and see it!

Debbie 104 days ago

Climate change in the Amazonian rainforest during the Trojan war was the basis for today’s Shakespeare Improv and it was all totally barmy but very funny!

Randal Richmond 112 days ago

Brilliant and funny. Improv is difficult in itself, but improvising a Shakespearian play is most impressive. Taking suggestions from the audience as to the main plot points of the play - the performers ingeniously used available props to tell the story of a yeti on Mt. Everest, and the challenges of trying to grow grapes to make wine on the snowy slopes. There was more of course, and it was hilarious. Definitely worth a visit.

Christine MacArthur 112 days ago

This company is amazingly creative. With a bit of audience participation, they improvise a complete five act play in the style (language and plot) of Shakespeare. It was hilarious and very entertaining. Great for children as well as adults.

Mike Smith 112 days ago

Loved this show. Great fun for all the family, my kids were in stitches throughout. Clever and very silly.

The flight of the albatross 112 days ago

I took my two children to see this. They loved it as did I, very funny stuff and I would recommended it to anyone whatever age. Fun, playful and what the fringe is all about.

Pernickety Pumpkin 115 days ago

Talented actors and the kids in rhe audience seemed to be enjoying themselves. Nicely done!

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Mix Up Theatre (5/5 stars) 101 days ago

"Come see a wacky inspired tale evolve in front of your eyes!"

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The Reviews Hub (5/5 stars) 108 days ago

The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare is a brilliant, bold, and very funny evening’s entertainment. It may be aimed at a family audience – but trust me, you don’t need a child to enjoy this!

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