• Amy Toledano

Shakespeare For Breakfast, C venues, Viva Mainhouse.

What Is It?

A team of improvisors recreate a classic Shakespearean tale, in this case, Romeo and Juliet, and use puns, physical humour and high energy fun to create a 55 minute version of the original play.

What Is It All About?

The story of Romeo and Juliet is not an unfamiliar one, however this company throw out the rulebook with this hilarious and updated version of the play. With bread puns galore, we are introduced to the Montebrew and Cupulet coffee shops, two rival stores who will do anything to outdo the other.

There is a disney-pricess esque Juliet, and a wanna be thug Romeo, along with a Frenchman named Paris and a Friar who likes to win.

As this absurd and high energy tale unfolds, expect the unexpected. Yes Paris will get stabbed with a baguette (or in this case, a broken baguette) and Juliet will "die" from a nut allergy, all the while maintaining their composure (mostly) and having a load of fun.

How Did It Make Me Feel?

The 10am start might seem daunting, but this is a room you are going to want to be in. The joy of watching a group of very talented improvisers having a lovely time is infectious, as the audience bursts with laughter and excitement.

All the actors are fantastic, but particular stand-outs are John Oakes as a Scouse Mercutio and a tattoo clad Friar, along with the ever-beret changing Emily Kerr as Paris and Peter (he is in the original play she swears!) and Chris Thomson and the diligent Jonathan Van Nurse.

The company work together wonderfully, and bounce of each other in a really brilliant way.

Anything Else?

An absolute joy to watch, go for the show, stay for the free coffee and pastries!

Amy x

Shakespeare For Breakfast is playing at C Viva Main House until 26th August 2019.

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