Sh!t-faced Shakespeare at Leicester Square Theatre

London theatre news: Tuesday 8 June 2021

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Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre with their all-new production of Macbeth.
Cast of Sh!t-faced Shakespeare at Leicester Square Theatre

Photo c Rah Petherbridge Photography

Award-winning Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre from 30 June to 11 September.

This year, the team are tackling Shakespeare's Macbeth, with the promise that it's going to be a 'bloodbath'.

If you're unfamiliar with the basic format of the company's shows, then a word of caution might be appropriate, especially if you are a devotee of the Bard's serious work.

For Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, merged with an entirely sh!t-faced cast member.

With one cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before every show, this is classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen; with a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other…

That's the basic idea and, as you might expect, anything might just happen ... and probably will!

Show listing information


“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre and it's going to be a bloodbath, with their all-new production of Macbeth.

Upon hearing the weird sisters' prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake.

Well, almost.

Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails.

Perhaps an inebriated actor will help the process along?

Featuring Shakespeare's most lovable witches, ghostly best friends, hell-hounds, unhinged wives, enough dead kings to give Game of Thrones a run for its money, and lots of plaid, Scotland storms London in 2020.

Settle in for a pint (or two!) and raise a glass with us.

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is the classic combination of a Tetris-ed together Shakespeare script, a six pack of professional actors and a luge of booze!

What could possibly go right?

Warning: Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is perfect for those wishing to add to their repertoire of colourful language and not for those who blush easily at the mere mention of the “F” word…

Shit-faced Shakespeare®: Macbeth is playing exclusively at Leicester Square Theatre in 2020.


The rotating cast includes ...

Natalie Boakye, Flora Sowerby, Stacey Norris, John Mitton, James Murfitt, Will Seaward And Matthew Seager.

Production: Magnificent Bastard Productions


Leicester Square Theatre - Main House
6 Leicester Place


From: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Closes: Saturday 11 September 2021


Standard: £23 - £18.50

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