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Shakespeare For Breakfast (C theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

C theatre offer up another serving of Shakespearian satire with their mash-up of well-known favourites. This time, it’s Goodies vs Baddies in ‘Shakespeareland’ (obviously). Affectionately ribbing the bard for his favourite tropes, the play encounters lookalikes, star-crossed nemeses and a (rap) battle. This cast are as strong and energetic as a double espresso. As the actors switch agilely between roles, each new character emerges fully-formed and recognisable. Our cross-dressing heroine Steve anchors the piece amidst a plethora of references and quotations. It seems petty to point out that the rap battle didn’t live up to its potential, or it felt overly self-aware, when everyone is having such a good time. I’m certainly glad I didn’t skip Breakfast.

C, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Hannah Cutting]