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Impromptu Shakespeare (KPS Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

This outrageous troupe of comedy actors really put Shakespeare on the spot. Two audience members start off the show by choosing regular themes from the bard’s plays out of a hat and describing what those ideas make them think of. From that point on, the rest is an impressive display of improv in what turns out to be amusingly similar to a real Shakespearean production. It takes something special to be able to create scenarios such as these in the moment and still attempt to speak in old style English and iambic pentameter. A witty mix of classical and contemporary references along with the fast-pace of this ensemble’s act keeps the storyline unravelling and the crowd laughing.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 14), 2.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alice Harrold]