Shakespeare Up Late!

Theatre (comedy, satire)

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  • C venues – C aquila - temple
  • 21:35
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: C theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing, OtherMature Themes
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


From the creators of Fringe favourite Shakespeare for Breakfast, C theatre presents an all-new surrealist comedy. Shakespeare Up Late! will have you giggling and thinking. With linguistic trickery and special effects wizardry, our raucous cast are sure to deliver the prose like pros. From sex dolls to soliloquies, this absurd mix of highbrow punnery and lowbrow nunnery is a theatrical tour de force for everyone – from the Shakespearean novice to the thespian toff.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Restricted wheelchair access. Level access to ground floor foyer, box office, bar. Seated chair lift to upper floors (requires transfer from wheelchair). Temple space has four steps on entrance to space. Unadapted WCs on ground floor. On-street blue badge parking bay outside 14 Johnston Terrace. Assistance animals welcome. Assistance available – advance notice appreciated. For assisted bookings and to request assistance in advance phone 0131 581 5552. For this performance space: Seated chair lift to 2nd floor from foyer (requires transfer from wheelchair to chair lift at ground level, transfer from one stair lift chair to another at first floor level, and transfer back to wheelchair at second floor. Staff can carry an unoccupied manual wheelchair up the stairs while the wheelchair user uses the seated stair lift. Electric wheelchairs and heavy wheelchairs cannot be carried upstairs. If not taking the chair lift the space is accessed by two flights of stairs.
  • 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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Rosalind Simon 86 days ago

We have been fans of Shakespeare for Breakfast since our first visit to The Fringe in 2010.
This year we decided to ring the changes and rather than get up early we stayed up late. This turned out to be a mistake; unfortunately, the show failed to deliver on any level and the 50 minutes seemed interminable.
Back to breakfast next year!

Angus Easener 95 days ago

Hilarious from start to finish! There is not a weak link in this strong and comically talented cast. Combined with a witty script that satirises Shakespeare with modern references that only add to the hilarity.

The cast clearly know what they're doing when it comes to Shakespeare, which makes it work so well when they lovingly tear Hamlet to shreds.

Well worth a watch, made a great evening!

Kate Gaul 97 days ago

Shakespeare Up Late! (UK) directed by Sacha Slip (from Sydney) YAY!!
A super silly take on Hamlet that includes games shows, sock puppets and dolls… and no one has to navigate the original text (much). It’s a lot of fun and was performed in a beautiful Masonic Hall (where I believe the chap who discovered penicillen, Alexander Flemming, has his name on the wall)

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FringeReview 71 days ago

The team behind the enormously successful Shakespeare For Breakfast (now nearing thirty years of Fringe hits) has this year come up with a show at the opposite end of the day aimed, perhaps, at those who prefer something a little stronger than the coffee and croissants lobbed in the direction...

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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 95 days ago

Upon hearing that his father has died, Hamlet rushes to Denmark. There he finds the ghost of his father, now in a wheelchair, lamenting the marriage of Hamlet’s uncle to his widowed mother.Oh, never mind. Everyone knows Hamlet or at least a vague idea of the story. And not important...

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