Comedy classic, The Shakespeare Revue, celebrates Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary with a new tour that is touring the UK until December before moving into the West End.
The Shakespeare Revue is a comic concoction of hilarious sketches and show-stopping numbers, written by comedy icons Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Monty Python, Noël Coward, Cole Porter, Fry & Laurie and musical theatre favourites, Stephen Sondheim, Stiles & Drewe and others.
With contributions from over 40 writers, this joyous words-and-music celebration gathers together some of the finest comic material inspired by William Shakespeare.
Originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Shakespeare Revue first premiered at the Barbican Theatre in 1994 where it received rapturous critical and public acclaim, prompting a West End transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre in 1995. Since then the show has played off-Broadway and has completed five major tours of the USA.
Multiple Olivier award-winning producer Kenny Wax says: “In 1994 my producer friend Edward Snape asked me to book some dates for The Shakespeare Revue – a show that he was touring at the time.
“I fell in love with the performances, the sketches, the wonderful music and the sheer unadulterated fun that emanated from the stage. I’m delighted to be presenting the show with Cambridge Arts Theatre this time with a fresh, updated new version.”
Devised by Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm McKee, The Shakespeare Revue is directed by McKee and stars Alex Scott Fairley, Alex Morgan, Jordan Lee Davies, Anna Stolli and Lizzie Bea.
2016 Tour Dates
August 30-September 3, MALVERN Theatres
September 19-24, BATH Theatre Royal
October 5-8, GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
November 7-12, RICHMOND Theatre
November 21-26, BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
November 29-December 3, GLASGOW Theatre Royal.