Juliet: A Revenge Comedy
After committing suicide over and over again at the end of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet mysteriously acquires the power to resist the urge to kill herself. After accidentally finding a magical book (Shakespeare’s complete works), she discovers that she can travel into other Shakespeare plays. In the course of her travels she meets Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, Miranda, and Cleopatra and eventually leads them on a quest to confront Shakespeare himself.
This play features a very funny script by Pippa Mackie and Ryan Gladstone. It is fast paced and filled with plenty of absurd scenes, bawdy humor, and funny one liners. Pippa Mackie portrays Juliet with a pleasing blend of feistiness and naivety while Carly Pokoradi seamlessly shifts between the roles of the other female characters. I particularly liked Pokoradi’s portrayal of Lady Macbeth; her steely manner and brusque comments provided some of the funniest moments of the show. Both Mackie and Pokoradi have excellent comic timing, are very adept at physical comedy, and their razor sharp performances keep the show rolling along.
This fast paced comic romp is riotously funny from beginning to end. I strongly suggest you go see it.
Venue 14 — King’s Head Pub
Accessibility: English as a new language