Completely Improvised Shakespeare at Melbourne Fringe Festival

Published by: Soothplayers | 22-Aug-2019
Completely Improvised Shakespeare is a perennial fan favourite at the Melbourne festival circuit. Every bit of each show is made up on the damn spot! Return for multiple nights, as every show is different, and join the Groundlings on our homepage ( for the cheapest tickets. Find us on Insta and the Book of Faces @soothplayers
Venue: Trades Hall
Address: Carlton
Date: 13/09/2019 - 20/09/2019
Time: 18:15 - 19:15pm, 17:15 Sunday
Ticket: $20-$28
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Soothplayers improvise a hilarious Shakespearean play from nothing but a suggested title from the audience. No plans. No scripts. They guarantee you will laugh or your money back. Really!

Comedy? Tragedy? History? From star-crossed lovers to sword-crossed duels and cross-eyed fools, Soothplayers provide everything that four centuries of theatre-goers know and love, completely on the damned spot! Did you hate Shakespeare in school? Shake off your trauma, you won't hate this! The show is fast-paced and action-packed, promising laughs and gasps for Bard lovers and haters alike.

Soothplayers have received rave reviews for Completely Improvised Shakespeare leaving audiences begging for more. Each performance is a completely new work, using Shakespearean language, themes and style. Even the musical accompaniment is completely improvised!

Sounds impossible, right? The cast includes veterans of Melbourne's premier improvisation troupes, including The Improv Conspiracy, Impro Melbourne, The Big HOO-HAA!, and Impromptunes. They work hard to provide a high-quality, hilarious show that is guaranteed to be unlike anything else you will see this Festival! Book apace, as shows will sell out.

'Completely Improvised Shakespeare are a sure bet.' Herald Sun

'Soothplayers' rowdy, hilarious plays are incredibly enjoyable and kind of astounding.' The Age.

'Soothplayers will leave you wondering why you didn't enjoy studying Shakespeare at school. ★★★★' Planet Arts

'Genius. ★★★★½' Theatre People

'Nothing short of awe-inspiring. ★★★★' The Music

'Non-stop laughter as the hour flew by.' ShakespeareOz

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