Sh*t-Faced Showtime Presents: Oliver With a Twist!
Tuesday 28 August 2018
London West End - Shows
Oliver With a Twist! heads to Leicester Square Theatre this September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - featuring one completely sozzled actor at each performance.
Image: Shit-faced Showtime
Magnificent Bastard Productions will present Shit-faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist! at the Liecester Square Theatre from 5 to 9 September 2018.
This run follows on from a showing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The show is the brainchild of Fringe phenomenon Shit-faced Shakespeare, and features combination of professionally trained musical theatre performers lubricated with copious amounts of alcohol.
If you're unfamiliar with the basic set-up for Shit-faced Shakespeare shows, then read on ...
Each performance has a cast of actors, who all arrive 4 hours before the start of the show for a 'party' - however this party is dry for all but one performer, who gets wrecked.
The rest is a balancing act between the songs as they appear in the sheet music and the improv rules, which state you must go with WHATEVER the drunk actor decides to do.
It's a case of "Yes, and…" rather than "No, but…".
That means every single show is a one-off.
And every single performance has a different drunk actor - and every single time they are genuinely inebriated.
Producer and performer Issy Wroe Wright says ...
"Magnificent Bastard Productions are proud to be back and bigger and more bladdered than ever.
With our brand-new look and fresh reprobates ripe (strawberries, ripe) for the picking, we can't wait to get our drunken mitts on this cockney classic."
Shit-faced Shakespeare's all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking sibling, Shit-faced Showtime, returns to London with an intoxicated spin on the widely-loved literary and musical classic.
It's your chance to see Oliver Twist as he meets an array of cunning and colourful characters in this cockney knees-up with' booze, glorious booze, featuring songs from Oliver! and other Broadway hits.
About the company
Magnificent Bastard Productions are a UK and America-based theatre company comprised of actors, writers, producers and friends, whose ethos is grounded in staging fun and frivolous adaptations of shows with a Shit-faced twist.
Since 2010, Magnificent Bastard have been bringing their versions of Shakespeare's greatest works to audiences in Austin, Edinburgh, Boston, all over Australia, Brighton, Atlanta and London.
In 2015 they launched their inebriated venture into Musical Theatre.
They have since played sell-out audiences in Edinburgh, Brighton and London with their own versions of The Pirates of Penzance & The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
From the professional p*ssheads behind the international hit show Sh*t-faced Shakespeare comes an all new cockney knees-up musical extravaganza ... 'Oliver with a Twist!' Charles Dickens' classic tale of the boy who asked for more with Booze, Glorious Booze.
Witness their own all-singing, all-dancing version of the story; with songs from Oliver!, My Fair Lady and other West End hits, plus one genuinley inebriated cast-member.
Will you see a fuddled Fagin or even an out-of-it Oliver?
So, down your gin and consider yourself well in as the company take you on a musical journey like you've never seen before!
Featuring classic musical tunes and highly unpredicatble behaviour.
It's time to get squiffy in the reign of Queen Vicky!
Artful Dodger & Oliver: Alan McHale
Bill Sikes & Fagin: Christopher Adams
Nancy & Artful Dodger: Elizabeth Rowe
Nancy & Oliver: Issy Wroe Wright
Nancy & Oliver: Jessica Hern
Fagin: Nick Moore
Bill Sikes & Artful Dodger: Tom Tilley
Author: Katy Baker & Lewis Ironside
Director: Katy Baker
Designer: Samuel Wyer
Musical direction: Nick House
Choreography: Holly Hughes
Production: Magnificent Bastard Productions
From: Wednesday 5 September 2018
Closed: Sunday 9 September 2018
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