It ish… the East? And Juliet ish… *hic* the shunnn?
The Bard can be bawdy, so what could be better than adding a touch of alcohol-soaked magic to a performance of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays?
That’s exactly what the pro-swearing, pro-beer Magnificent Bastards theatre company have been doing for the past eight years: combining deeply serious Shakespeare performances with the presence of one absolutely rat-arsed cast member.
The result, as you might imagine, is classical theatre at it’s most hilarious and falling-downy, as their popular Shorts videos on YouTube attest:
Now, the cast with livers of steel are returning to their home turf of London for a liquored-up attempt at Romeo & Juliet.
“For never was… a story of more… woe than Romeo… and Ju… wait?”
Expect messed-up Montagues, cock-eyed Capulets or even a pissed-up Prince – a fateful short straw will determine which performer will be reciting their lines through the haze of a hefty pre-drinking session.
The old saying that ‘comedy = tragedy + time’ might still be true, but ‘tragedy + copious tequila’ works just as well for these guys.