Suddenly Shakespeare 2015
Kickin Rad Productions presents
In Fringe '14 more than thirty people got to perform in a Shakespeare play just by showing up. Quite a few more just watched.
We're still not sure anything quite like it has ever been done anywhere else.
But everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, so this year Suddenly Shakespeare is back – for two weeks of just having a crack at some instant posh theatre.
Each week the audience will choose between a comedy, a history and a tragedy to perform. That play will be cast from audience volunteers (with support available from talented improviser/Shakespearians) and performed by reading customsied online scripts off smartphones.
In 2014 audiences selected Twelfth Night, Henry V and King Lear.
"I think everyone had a really good time last year," says producer Lyndon Hood. "For me it was great helping these groups of people – most of whom had never met – pull together and do this obviously impossible thing: Shakespeare with no rehearsal."
"I think we actually saw the heart of all the plays we performed. At the same time as dealing with some admittedly quite silly props."
People wanting to perform (we won't make you, you are allowed to just watch) should bring their own internet-capable portable electronic device. We will provide roles, costume, props, and (if the need arises) puppets and/or a plush hobbyhorse unicorn.
Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee St,
Saturdays 28 February and 7 March
ENDS. More info (links, contacts etc.) next page.
Social media pages have links to photos from last year's performances.
Facebook (2014 event page, will update at Fringe launch): https://www.facebook.com/events/168166820053423/
Advice to the (potential) players: https://www.facebook.com/events/168166820053423/permalink/216925755177529/
Scripts (and some technical info): http://is.gd/suddenlyshakes