Tuesday, 8 August 2017

EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW: Impromptu Shakespeare at Just the Tonic


Knowing that the show I just saw will probably never happen again makes this review seem almost obsolete, but here I go regardless. Firstly, go and see this show. It's intelligent, it's funny, it's all of the adjectives for brilliant.

On our arrival we were asked to pick an orange ball from a bucket. Written on each individual ball was a different word or phrase. As the show opened, we were asked to throw out balls on stage and one of the cast would catch as many as he could in his breeches. Once this was over the rest of the cast had a delved in and picked 5 balls. These then became the basis of the Shakespeare that we would see. I'm still not sure how they did what they did. The play was so slick and hilarious, I forgot for moments that it was improvised until something even funnier messed them up. From not being able to do Welsh accent, to bringing a cannon to a sword fight, Impromptu Shakespeare is a show I will most certainly return to.

Review by Georgia Rix 

Rating: ★★★★★
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