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Shakespeare For Breakfast: The College Years (C Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

“Simply Macbeth, better than all the rest” sings the schoolboy king, gently strumming a guitar. Not quite the best, but it is pretty good. In its twentieth year at the Fringe, this cult show has cannily reworked the Bard’s tragedy into a short, lively romp with sock-puppets, witty songs, and audience participation. The school setting works well: Macbeth becomes an artistically sensitive musician with a convincingly ambitious cheerleader Lady, while the choice of a stroppy pair of fortune-telling Goths to play the witches is truly inspired. Although after a while the constant iPhone jokes become irritating, this show is a good laugh for older kids and adults, with moments of genuine hilarity. A refreshingly comical take on an old favourite.

C, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 10.00am (10.55am), £6.50 – £8.50, fpp 296.
tw rating 3/5