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Shakin’ Shakespeare (Captivate Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Shakin' Shakespeare Ed2016

Over the course of the Fringe, Captivate Theatre have been putting on three different shows in rotation in their 11.30am slot, and we loved our first experience – ‘Cheer Up Hamlet’ – so much that we went back another day to see ‘Brave MacBeth’ and are slightly broken over the fact that we aren’t able to fit in a visit to ‘Romantic Romeo’. The songs are immensely catchy, and the scripts are excellent – clever, witty, sometimes cheesy, but always self aware and never lazy. The ensemble cast, meanwhile, are absolutely fantastic: every one of them gives a funny and committed performance, and their comic timing is a thing of beauty. Probably over the heads of little ones, but great for older children, and I am in my forties and I’d be happy to go on my own. More, please.

Gilded Balloon at The Museum, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Caro Moses]