Smashing Shakespeare

Children's Shows (family-friendly, musical comedy)

  • 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


Primary Times Children's Choice Award Winner! Musical-comedy versions of Shakespeare's greatest works, Brave Macbeth and Juliet & Her Romeo. Two hugely entertaining, fast, smart adaptations that brilliantly weave the Bard's words with wickedly witty songs and fast-paced storytelling! Perfect for the whole family. 'One of the best children's shows at the Fringe... enjoyable and fun for all ages' ***** ( 'Smashing Shakespeare has it all: great costumes, clever props and a hilarious script. This, along with the incredibly talented cast, makes it a must see.' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'A hilarious, song-packed hour of fun' ***** (Primary Times).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access to front row of seating. Seating is then ranked so any other rows are accessible via steps.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (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

Shobhana Das 102 days ago

This show was very funny for adults and children.
I would highly recommend it.
I would say it was for 7+.
It was amazing!

Rob 106 days ago

I'll be honest, I booked this based on "Shakespeare" and not based on "children." It was a wonderful error on my part, this was fabulous. Excellent, hysterical take on Romeo and Juliet, high energy, some clever musical bits, just a riot. Made even better as the kids in the audience got all the jokes and laughed and laughed. Great early day show.

Damian 108 days ago

We saw this as a family and all absolutely loved it. Thoroughly entertaining and suitable for kids and adults.

Iona Macleod 110 days ago

Brave Macbeth is a brilliant show. I have taken the same children two years running because of the way the dates worked out and they loved it just as much the second time. I find many shows aimed at children patronising and of course they know this. Smashing Shakespeare is pacey and funny and the performances are all first class.

Michael Nolan 110 days ago

Caught the Juliet and her Romeo performance this morning. I actually saw this show in the Fringe a good few years ago and loved it so I was really looking forward to seeing it again. It wasn’t as good as as I remember, it was actually even better!
I think there’s been a few minor changes / tweaks to the script and these have added even more tfun & laughter to the manic-ness of it all( I particularly loved the Twister twist which I’m sure wasn’t in it last time I saw the show
It really is a hilarious laugh a minute production (Strange when you consider the 2 main characters die at the end…oops spoiler alert).
Flora Thomasson is perfect as Juliet and Ollie Hiemann is just as perfect as her Romeo. Both performers have fantastic chemistry and brilliant comic timing.
Scott Coltman is also a stand out as Nursey ,he’s both hilarious and drop dead gorgeous in the role, but in truth all eight cast members are absolutely outstanding with every single one of them delivering a comic masterclass. All the songs are catchy as Hell too and performed and sang well. Danielle Logan & Scott Binnie particularly stand out here when they sing their solo numbers. Even more impressive when you realise these performers are singing these songs without the aid of a microphone.
All in all fantastic family entertainment that will amuse & delight both kids and adults alike.

Don’t miss it!!!

I’m now off to book tickets for Brave MacBeth, if it’s half as good as this I’m in for a treat

jean dickson 112 days ago

Saw Macbeth show at its preview. What a brilliant hour. Well acted and full of laughter even during murders!! Great cast and perfect for adults too (I’d no children with me). Hoping to see Romeo & Juliet soon

Colin Foster 112 days ago

I attended show to check for my grandkids.

I was extremely impressed by the enthusiasm and professionalism of the cast.
Indeed from the reaction of the audience ( young persons of all ages) they achieved their aim to entertain their target audience.

Highly recommended

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