14th Aug 2017 - 27th Aug 2017

Ace Dome - Pleasance Dome


Parental guidance advised


From the creators of Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, this is competitive improv as you've never seen it. Honouring ancient Athenian traditions, two rhapsodes, Adam Meggido and Sean McCann, compete to improvise a fully authentic Shakespearean masterpiece on the spot. Featuring rap, poetry slams and any writer from the last 3,000 years, Rhapsodes will change the way you think about improv and possibly Shakespeare. A unique celebration of the poetic, the dramatic and the absurdly comic.

'Intelligent, uproarious, laugh-a-minute fare' **** (Telegraph).

'Jaw-droppingly extraordinary' ***** (

'Hilarious. The bard has never been this much fun' ***** (ThreeWeeks).

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‘Jaw-droppingly extraordinary’
5 stars
Broadway Baby
‘Jaw-dropping... some of the most deft and disciplined improv you're likely to see… Hard to beat.'
4 stars
The Skinny
4 stars
Arts Award Voice

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