Laugh or your money back. That’s right: Soothplayers are so sure that Completely Improvised Shakespeare will delight and amaze you that they offer a money-back guarantee during this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival! Watch them conjure a full Shakespearean play from nothing but a suggested title from the audience. No plans. No scripts.
Comedy? Tragedy? History? From star-crossed lovers to sword-crossed duels and cross-eyed fools, Soothplayers provide everything that four centuries of theatre-goers know and love, completely on the spot! Did you hate Shakespeare in school? Prepare thyself. The show is fast-paced and action-packed, promising laughs and gasps for Bard lovers and haters alike.
Soothplayers return to the Comedy Festival after selling out their entire 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival season and receiving rave reviews. Each performance is a brand new play, using Shakespearean language, themes, and style. Even the musical accompaniment is completely improvised!
Sounds impossible, right? The cast includes seasoned actors who have played with the Australian Shakespeare Company as well as Melbourne’s premier improvisation troupes, including The Improv Conspiracy, Impro Melbourne, The Big Hoo-Haa!, and Impromptunes.
“Completey Improvised Shakespeare is a sure bet.” – The Herald Sun
“Soothplayers’ rowdy, hilarious performances are incredibly enjoyable and kind of astounding.” – The Age
★★★★½ “Left the audience in a state of exuberant delight.” – Theatre People
Venue: Trades Hall – The Old Council Chambers
Dates: 30 March – 23 April
Time: 7 pm (6 pm Sundays)
Tickets: $20 – $25
Bookings: www.comedyfestival.com.au, phone: 1300 660 013, or at Trades Hall Box Office