THE RUBBISH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRESENTS
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
KETTERING ARTS CENTRE
SATURDAY 21ST MARCH 2020 7PM (DOORS 6.30PM)
Runaways. Fairies. Goblins… Water Pistols??? Look out, it’s RUBBISH Shakespeare!
Described as ‘like Horrible Histories but funnier’ by Primary Times, the RUBBISH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY are back following another sell-out, five-star Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Kettering Arts Centre.
Athens. The past. Four idiots enter wearing bed sheets for togas. With rubbish props, silly wigs and a ladder they attempt to perform the DREAM in an hour, and fail miserably. With hilarious results. Expect a trail of chair legs, bubble guns, life-size cardboard cutouts, lightsabers and a frankly pitiful attempt at flight!
Chock full of slapstick action, audience interaction, and heaps of mischievous storytelling, this vibrant reimagining of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is an all-ages comedy that promises belly laughs for the whole family.
They’ll make a mess of this DREAM, even if it bruises them.
There are bed sheet togas, water pistols, lightsabers, scary wigs and mop head lion’s manes. It’s pure rubbish… and you’ll love every minute’ ★★★★★ Wee Review
‘Great writing, inventive improv, attention grabbing energy, superb delivery and a sense of comic timing that bordered on the genius. Go and see it. Even if it’s just you and your bus pass – it’s one of those rare pieces of theatre with something for everyone’ ★★★★★ ‘Highly Recommended Show’ Fringe Review
‘The four actors are just brilliant. As in Shakespearean times, the men play the female roles, complete with bad wigs and high voices. This had both my little critic and I in stitches’ ★★★★ One 4 Review
‘The story was easy to follow, full of energy and thrown together with a lot of mischief, bubbles, roller skating, water fights, chants and audience participation. It was the perfect treat for all the family’ ★★★★ North West End
‘It may be one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies, but the Rubbish Shakespeare Comedy arguably surpasses even the great playwright himself. That’s a controversial thought, but Shakespeare didn’t have water guns! He may have been missing a trick there!’ ★★★★ Families Edinburgh Magazine
‘This show should be renamed Utterly Brilliant Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Like Horrible Histories but funnier’ Primary Times