Shit-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Shit-faced Shakespeare

3rd Aug 2022 - 28th Aug 2022

Pentland Theatre - Pleasance at EICC


Suitable for ages 16 and above


Important information:

This show may contain audience participation, nudity, scenes of a sexual nature, scenes of violence, strong language and themes some may find distressing.

The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, multi sell-out Fringe phenomenon is back with their hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of Macbeth, with an entirely shit-faced cast member. What could possibly go wrong?

Shit-faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist – reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.

"A great night out to get properly Pucked up. It's what Willy would have wanted." ★★★★ Time Out . This is Macbeth Like you've never seen it - Seriously

Get together for a round of drinks and brush up on your iambic pentameter: Shit-Faced Shakespeare is finally back at The ED FRINGE, offering a hilariously sozzled version of Macbeth

The story of the murderous Macbeths is the stuff of legends: an ambitious husband and wife, a trio of weird sisters, a startling prophecy… and a bloodstain that just won’t wash out. So far, so Shakespeare. But what happens when you add a drunk actor to the mix? 

Tipsy witches and legless ghosts… this definitely isn’t the dusty play you studied at school. For a laugh-out-loud, unconventional take on the bard's most loved works, look no further than Shit Faced Shakespeare tickets. 

"I have no idea how they do it, as there wasn’t a soul in the audience who wasn’t in stitches from start to finish" ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

‘A great night out to get properly Pucked up. It’s what Willy would have wanted’**** (Time Out)
4 stars
Time Out, Laura Richards
"I have no idea how they do it, as there wasn’t a soul in the audience who wasn’t in stitches from start to finish"
5 stars
Broadway Baby, Kay Tee
"This was laugh-out-loud funny and was a brilliant example of just how creative the team behind the show are. Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth is an exceptional show from beginning to end. Fortunately for the audience, its premise means that one could watch the play over and over again without getting bored due to new hijinks and jokes afoot at each performance."
5 stars
The Spy In the Stalls, Flora Doble

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