Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Theatre (classical, physical theatre)

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  • Greenside @ Infirmary Street - Mint Studio
  • 18:30
  • Aug 17
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: The Box Collective and Piece of Yourself
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Scenes of Violence
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Last Life: A Shakespeare Play is a striking assemblage of Shakespeare's words, revealing the evolution of a relationship: innocent inception, the pains of rejection and betrayal, the anguish of despondency and, finally, the ecstasy of surrender. As Kismet holds Man and Woman captive, primal and kinetic energy is created – simultaneously attracting, repelling, colliding and surrendering in an exploration of masculine vulnerability and the embracing of feminine strength, revealing the elemental and essential human truth that only our bodies are truly our own and in the end, they too must be left behind.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up two flights of stairs which have 20 individual steps
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 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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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Margaret Bennett 123 days ago

Congratulations to everyone involved in this play! A Shakespeare remix! A story of two people trapped between their dreams and relationship, teasing their way. A man and a woman needing to learn how to be, weaving their emotions and expectations of one another together in a tapestry we call life. Both needing to learn to yield to the driving force of each other. A transfiguration of Shakespeare's storytelling into the 21st century, you will see yourself there! A must see. Thank you so much X

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FringeReview 108 days ago

‘Last Life’ is presented as a magical coupling. The stage is laid out by a spiritual presence, a ring created around the actors to emphasise the competitive nature of what is to come in their relationship. Soft, rounded mid-Atlantic accents from this multinational company fall soft on English ears, warming...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 116 days ago

Last Life feels like a social experiment. As a higher power ensnares two beings within a confined space before our eyes, we witness an explosion of connection and conflict, poeticised by a striking assemblage of Shakespearian dialogue. These are two fantastically exciting ideas: chucking two people in a room without...

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 124 days ago

The play is a collage of Shakespeare’s quotes from tragedies, comedies and sonnets – scattered, taken out of their contexts, intermingled and incorporated in one another. They compose a story of a relationship and its different stages – safe to say, any relationship as effusions, fascinations, flirtations, desires, jealousies, pains, frustrations and resentments are universal and thus, relatable for everyone.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 126 days ago

Three actors move in and out of the Bard’s plays in 50 minutes of sensual, captivating theatre. The theme is love, specifically the heterosexual love between a man (Mikaal Bates) and a woman (Esther Sophia Artner). So far, so generic. Writer and director Sara Fay George cleverly inserts an interesting...

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