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Sh*t-faced Shakespeare and Sh*t-faced Showtime return to the capital

Image © Rah Petherbridge Photography

THE internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomena are back in London with three shows, which will dominate the Leicester Square theatre like never before.

Sh*t-Faced Showtime are presenting Oliver with a Twist from March 27 to April 12, 2019.

It is followed – from April 17 to June 1 – by the UK premiere of the Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare version of The Taming of the Shrew which has been presented in the USA.

Finally – from June 29 to September 14 – there will be 13 weeks of Hamlet, which transfers from its bumper Edinburgh Festival Fringe run in the enormous McEwan Hall last August.

And there’s more to come in the autumn.

So how does it work? Well each performance has a cast of six actors, who all arrive four hours before the start of the show for a ‘party’ – however this party is dry for all but one performer, who gets Sh*t-faced. The rest is a balancing act between the (trimmed down to an hour) Shakespeare script and improv rules, which state you must go with WHATEVER the drunk actor decides to do.

Every single show is a one-off. Every single performance has a different drunk actor. Every single time they are genuinely inebriated.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 020 7734 2222 or visit www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/.