This year, Shakespeare’s Shorts will tour on-demand throughout Brisbane and beyond, bringing some of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies to festivals, schools, and events in hilarious short-form.
In 2023 we’ll be offering…
This pacey performance spins the murder, betrayal, and madness of the Scottish Play into a tale of fun, frivolity, and…. well, madness!
INSTANT ROMEO & JULIET
This lively show turns the classic tragedy into a high-paced comedy complete with star-crossed lovers and plenty of wooden-sword-wielding!
This highly physical production takes out all the procrastination – the tragedy is performed in 20 minutes, then in 7 minutes, and again in just 3!
BUT WHAT IS IT?
Shakespeare’s Shorts are energetic versions of the famous original texts, performed by a group of 4 – 5 classically trained actors, complete with musical interludes, dance numbers, some gentle audience participation and wooden-sword-wielding!
Each show is entirely portable and adaptable, designed to be performed in a variety of public and private venues. We bring everything that’s needed with us, have no need for microphones and require a mere 5m x 5m performance space. Each ‘short’ runs for approximately 40 mins.
IS IT FOR ME?
The short answer is yes!
Whether you hate Shakespeare, love Shakespeare or fear Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Shorts is for you. The shows are tailored to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, making Shakespeare not only engaging and entertaining for all, but highly accessible and easy to understand – even if you’re completely new to it!
Heading into 2022, we strive to continue to break down the perception of Shakespeare as high-brow and elitist, allowing audience to connect with works that might previously have felt out of reach. Shakespeare is for everyone!
Fill out this booking form to bring Shakespeare’s Shorts to your community or corporate event or email Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
“This show was one of the coolest/ happiest/ unique things I’ve seen at any markets for ages! My kids and I loved it”
The Gap Farmer’s Markets, 2017
For info on bringing Shakespeare’s Shorts to your school click here.