‘Soothplayers improvise an hilarious Shakespearean play from nothing but a suggested title from the audience. No plans. No scripts. They guarantee you will laugh or your money back. Really!
Comedy? Tragedy? History? From star-crossed lovers to sword-crossed duels and cross-eyed fools, Soothplayers provide everything that four centuries of theatre-goers know and love, completely on the damned spot! Did you hate Shakespeare in school? Shake off your trauma: this ain’t Year 10 English! The show is fast-paced and action-packed, promising laughs and gasps for Bard lovers and haters alike.
Soothplayers have received rave reviews for Completely Improvised Shakespeare. Each performance is a completely new work, using Shakespearean language, themes and style. Even the musical accompaniment is completely improvised!
Sounds impossible, right? The cast includes veterans of the Australian Shakespeare Company as well as Melbourne’s premier improvisation troupes, including The Improv Conspiracy, Impro Melbourne, The Big HOO-HAA!, and Impromptunes. They work hard to provide a high-quality, hilarious show that is guaranteed to be unlike anything else you will see this Festival!
So come on groundlings, off to the ticket-monger with you!’