Arts Derbyshire


Award-winners return to Buxton Fringe!

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July (16:00)

Sad that Shakespeare hasn’t written anything new for over 400 years?

Well, hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose. The Bard is back! With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time – performed by Impromptu Shakespeare’s whip smart cast.

Packed with priceless wit, lyrical smarts, romance, and a dash of double-crossing, this leading ensemble do the Bard proud with a brand-new hit every time, inspired by audience suggestions. Impromptu Shakespeare have been a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, Bristol Shakespeare Festival, appeared on BBC Shakespeare Live, and were the winners of Best Comedy Event at the
Buxton Fringe.

“Ingenious and very funny” (Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor)

Each show is different but unmistakably Shakespearean, echoing his themes, characters andlanguage. It’s perfect for families with children (age guidance 10+) with its winning combination of accessible irreverence whilst striving to be as true as possible to Shakespeare. The cast are not only leading theatrical and comedic improvisers but have a broad array of education and experience in
classical text: dissertations on Shakespeare’s works, classical acting training and a multitude of acclaimed Shakespeare credits (including with Shakespeare’s Globe).

Dates: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July (16:00)
Running time: 1 hour
Venue address: The Old Clubhouse, 3 Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN
Prices: £7 – £10
Ticket booking link:
Twitter/Instagram: @ImpromptuShakes
Other notes: Age guidance 10+

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