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Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare

  • The North Door
  • 502 Brushy St.
  • Austin, TX
  • October 6, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 PM

Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist – reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.



produced by Daniel Berger-Jones and Gabriel KuttnerW I N N E R : L a t e s t C o m e d y A w a r d - - B r i g h t o n F r i n g e F e s t i v a l 2 0 1 5


Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 50,000 eager theatre goers across the UK & US. Having successfully completed multiple sell-out runs of the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, the show has made its way stateside and has been enjoying a smashingly successful run since April 2015 with productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and M uch Ado About Nothing i n Boston and Austin.With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same and audiences can even dictate when the actor gets to drink more to prevent unwanted sobriety.


Shit-faced Shakespeare® seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist - reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.


Shit-faced Shakespeare in numbers:· 6 Years old and still 0 deaths· Over 300 shows performed· More than 1,600 cans and over 500 bottles of beer consumed on stage · Times the Dawson's Creek theme tune has been drunkenly sung: 37· Approximately 4,950 Units of alcohol drank in preparation for shows· 40 individual nipples displayed on stage (62% of them male)· $285.00 worth of Domino's pizza ordered during a single show (it was 2 for 1 Tuesday...) · Number of prosthetic limbs used during sword fights: 1Follow along // F ACEBOOK :: T WITTER :: I NSTAGRAM :: Y OUTUBEWhat Everyone Is Saying ::"It's a fucking mess. A fucking spectacular mess." - A ustin Chronicle"T heater, after all, should be more of an experience than a passive event. " - B DC Wire “You'll want to get 'faced with this Shakespeare adaptation...� - T h e Boston Metro“T he genius of the show is the way it deconstructs and dismantles a cultural institution. But it’s a loving undertaking, ... but the crew of Shit-faced Shakespeare ensure that his w o r k n o t o n l y s u r v i v e s , i t t h r i v e s . " - - T a k e M a g a z i n e"A high concept show if ever there was one ..." - Guardian"This. Is. Spectacular! ... m akes for a fun night" - Jared Bowen, WGBH"The funniest show we saw on our four-day trip to the Scottish capital... Brilliant!�- Daily Star"I t’s chaotic, it’s crass, it’s fun, and it’s a show that certainly should not be missed." - Harvard CrimsonW G B H G r e a t e r B o s t o n h i t u p S h i t - f a c e d S h a k e s p e a r e - - w i t h J a r e d B o w e n a n d J i m B r a u d eBoston Public Radio Interview w ith cast members Michael Underhill and Lydia Barnett-Mulligan (interview at the 2:28:00 mark)For more information: www.shit-facedshakespeare.com

Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare