Cabaret and Variety (drag, lgbtq+)

  • Bedlam Theatre - Bedlam Theatre
  • 00:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Distressing/potentially triggering themes, nudity, scenes of a sexual nature, swearing. This show starts after midnight. Events on the Fringe App use the standard 24-hour clock. To book on the App select the performance date on the correct calendar date.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 18 months


Shakesqueer: two houses, both alike in indignity. A drag-show parody rewrite of five of Shakespeare's most famous works. Featuring songs from TLC, Elton John, and more. There will be gags, gigs, wigs and downright buffoonery. Take our word for it, Shakespeare has never been this sexy!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the accessible entrance there are steps on two levels. First there are a couple of steps from the public pavement into the building's enclosure. Second, after a short distance, there are a few more steps that lead into the building, directly into the box office area. Please visit our website for a video/audio tour of the access routes and entrances.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • 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

Samuel Brooks 102 days ago

My very first drag show - a good place to start, as an admirer of Shakespeare plays.
Incredible visuals, both costume & make-up, a committed cast and a show I'd absolutely recommend to drag fans - but I would hesitate to recommend it to fans of Shakespeare.

Julian 104 days ago

Some of the finest lip syncing I’ve ever seen. A funny host, attractive performers and very tall people who satisfy my humiliation kink. 5*

KM 105 days ago

I'm afraid I found the.whole show self indulgent and extremely poor. A lazy script which I thought utterly dire. Lots of screaming and yelling from a largely drunken audience does not make a good show - and neither does bad miming to mediocre songs. The worst show I've seen this year. One word - dreadful.

Alex 105 days ago

Amazing amazing amazing as always. Everything was immaculate from the cast to the script.

Kat the bird being 105 days ago

Fucking wonderful, never have I seen a show that leaves me so proud of the Edinburgh queer scene for its raw and chaotic creativity, Mr Pat Riarchy left me teary eyed with their sincere and powerful stage presence while the whole cast shone so bright it caused slight light damage to my retina's but god was it worth it , 5 STARS

Jack 107 days ago

The personification of the perfect Fringe Show! Shakesqueer encapsulates the essence of fringe with a production that thrives off not taking itself too seriously and leaning into the ever so entertaining nonsense, that comes with the arts!

A late night queer parody of Shakespeare is the perfect way to finish an evening. Patriarchy, a shining star, as MC brings the warmth and energy to the room allowing the audience to really join in on the hilarity. As each character arrives the more camp it gets from Lady Macb**** to Prosciutto and their many engaging performances. A perfect ensemble cast providing pure joy with the right amount of tongue and cheek chaos! Perfection!

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