comedy · rogue shakespeare® · Ages 18+ · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

world premiere
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SCOTT DIEHL uncertified reviewer June 03, 2016
tagged as: hilarious · funny · farce · shakespeare · drag · sexy · honest · political humor
The play moved very quickly, an hour felt like thirty minutes. The writing was superb; I've never seen anything quite this good on such a small stage before. The scenes flowed beautifully from one to the next, each actor taking their turn to amuse, abuse and bewitch us. It was all done with a good bit of fun. The playwright confronted us with political satire cast onto the stage like a sing-song grenade only to double us over a moment later with hilarity. I loved that the witchy narrator connected with the audience, its neat to have that type of interaction in the midst of performance to make you feel drawn into the action and excitement - and drawn in I was! I highly suggest seeing this one.... full review
LA STAGE REVIEWS certified reviewer June 03, 2016
“MacDeth” is a clever and hilarious Monty Pythonesq send up of The Great Bard’s classic tale of “MacBeth”. The script, written by Ryan J-W Smith in rhyming Shakespearean-style verse, is nothing short of brilliant. Touching here and there on progressive political themes and current events, MacDeth is a fast moving, outrageous production delivered by a stellar cast of young, gifted actors. Writer and director Smith’s turn as MacDeth exhibits an obviously accomplished actor of impeccable comedic timing and presence, boldly leading his ensemble to the promised land - a full house and standing ovation. Actress Helena Grace Donald’s Lady MacDeth is suitably strong and conniving, utilizing her pretty and expressive face to deliver just the right... full review
CHLOE FULLER certified reviewer June 03, 2016
tagged as: parody · ensemble · shakespeare · comedy
It's clever and high energy. The abundantly talented cast made me laugh out loud many times, which is a plus, and most importantly -- it was always interesting. Go see it!... full review
PENNED RESISTANCE certified reviewer June 11, 2016
... Pray I say ... go see ... the Fringe that sees ... what be … all hail the play “MacDeth” See full review of "MacDeth!": full review
KURT GARDNER blogcritics, artsbeatla certified reviewer June 12, 2016
The result is a Monty Python-style spoof that challenges audiences to keep up with the plot while allowing the amusing performances to shine through.... full review
BETSY WILSON uncertified reviewer June 03, 2016
tagged as: interesting · humorous · fun actors
Will be back to this space, and will watch for this playwright. Going to see his other one this month also.... full review
JOHN DIEHL uncertified reviewer June 03, 2016
The show was very funny and the actors were wonderful. ... full review
MICHAEL GARCIA certified reviewer June 03, 2016
The play was progressive, thought provoking, funny, substantive playful and simple to follow. The actors are all talented and the sparse stage setup put the audience focus on the acting rather than on fancy sets. The Witch in drag as a character and the storyteller -much like the conductor in Our Town - was a great touch! The little theater is adorable and perfect for a play such as this. ... full review
ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer June 20, 2016
"Come see us destroy Shakespeare's Scottish Play!" they said. "It's a comedic version of the play," they promised. For days, people in kilts had been (nicely) assaulting me whenever I was trying to get to a play on Theater Row. Finally, like the indoctrination of a new cult member, I gave in and went to see this play. And I am very, very glad I did so. Because Macdeth is an absolutely brilliant experience. From the opening audience interactive moment to its closing monologue, this is a true parody of Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy. The plot, then, you know....or do you? Because this version attempts to tell the story by combining the style, form and language patterns of Shakespeare with the concepts, technology and words to today. Th... full review
ENCI BOX certified reviewer June 03, 2016
tagged as: must-see · excellent · funny · hilarious · political
A must see!... full review