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Theatre Reviews

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
Play Com­e­dy
60 Min­utes
Mature Audi­ence
Acces­si­bil­i­ty: Eng­lish as a new language