Shakespeare for Breakfast (3 stars)

  • 7 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

With complementary coffee and croissants, this early morning show is a good way to start the day. Moreover, this bouncy and boisterous comic take on Willie’s work isn’t a bad introduction to the Fringe itself. One might argue the amateur dramatics on display here - ie spontaneous and spirited performance - are the essence of the Fringe. A five-strong all-girl troupe whiz through The Taming of the Shrew, plundering freely - and freewheelingly - from other of Shakespeare’s plays as well as some of his poetry. Knowing asides to the audience and a nice line in smutty humour recall the Bard’s own brand of bawdy comedy. (Miles Fielder)

C Chambers St, 0870 701 5105, until 28 Aug, 10am, £7.50 (£5.50).

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