Completely Improvised Shakespeare



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.

★★★★★ – Glam Adelaide

'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

★★★★½' 'Genius.’ –  Theatre People

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

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


Event details

Venue: Trades Hall, Carlton
Bookings: +61 3 9245 3788

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