Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing comes to Leicester Square Theatre

Last Updated on 18th May 2023

Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing comes to Leicester Square Theatre from 5 July 2023.

Sh!t Faced ShakespeareA theatre company like no other, Sh!t-faced Shakespeare takes a sevensome of professional actors, a Shakespearean script and throws a bucket-load of booze into the mix. Sounds classical to us….

The company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing will run at Leicester Square Theatre from 5 July – 9 September 2023.


Having performed multiple sell-out runs at the Leicester Square Theatre, Edinburgh, Brighton, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Boston, Austin, Atlanta and Minnesota, this merry band of drunkards have travelled the globe spilling pints of laughter wherever they hang their codpieces.

Each night before the show, one designated actor is given four hours to “wet their whistle” by consuming as much alcohol as they can get their hands on. Already a smash-hit, internationally-acclaimed, award-winning phenomenon, the revolving cast will then give Shakespeare’s famous play their signature Sh!t-faced twist as they attempt to navigate this comic tale of misunderstandings, love and deception. This is Shakespearean theatre as you’ve never experienced it before.

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare have been making fools of themselves on stage since 2010 and are returning this year, more foolish than ever with one of Shakespeare’s most well-loved comedies; Much Ado About Nothing.

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing is a spicy cocktail made up of mistaken identities, a pantomime villain, lovers left jilted at the altar, a renegade sword fighting mum who saves the day and a sex doll mixed in for good measure! Not forgetting a genuinely drunken actor having carte blanche to do whatever tickles their fancy and we can assure you the course of love will NOT run smooth. After all, the most exciting cocktails are the ones you set on fire… right?

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving and rewiring the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a mouthwatering twist – while still reminding them as we go, to always ‘enjoy Shakespeare responsibly’.

“We have been performing Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® for over 10 years and I still regularly ask myself at the end of a show…how the hell did we end up here? Thruples, whole cast massacres, audience marriages, dance offs to the death. There is no formula and we genuinely have no idea how the show will finish on any given night. What I can be sure of is that everyone at Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is a complete liability and takes great pleasure in watching their cast mates struggle…it’s the job of dreams!” Stacey Norris, Director.

Running Time 110 minutes





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