Following sold-out runs at the Brighton and Edinburgh Festivals, Magnificent Bastard Productions will bring their show to London for seven weeks in April. 

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During each night of their longest London run to date, the company will be performing a shortened version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – with one member of the cast celebrating his 400th anniversary by playing their role absolutely and utterly drunk. No matter what happens – the show must ultimately go on!

The show has been performed all over the UK and the USA and last year won the inaugural Brighton Fringe Festival Best Comedy Show Award and returned to the Edinburgh for the fourth consecutive year, selling out the 420 seat Udderbelly.

Producer and performer Stacey Norris said: “As we lay out the bar-mats and party hats for the Bard’s 400th anniversary, we’re delighted to be introducing a new generation of theatre goers to Shakespeare with an ale in one hand and a wine in the other and a vodka in the other, just the way he would have wanted. Our livers would like to remind our audiences to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.”

The cast includes: David Ellis, Lewis Ironside, Louise Lee, John Mitton, Stacey Norris, Beth-Louise Priestley, Saul Marron, Rob Smythson – with five actors taking to the stage each night on a rotational basis.

Other productions that the company are producing includes Shit-faced Showtime, singing the very best of harmonious Broadway and The Anarchist’s Garden Party, an interactive ‘Party Theatre’ show that will be touring UK music festivals.

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare will appear at the Leicester Square Theatre from the 26th April to the 11th June. For more information and to book tickets visit: