Open Mic@The Globe (3 stars)

Shakespearean character comedy


This article is from 2007.

Introduced by amiable host, Bill Shakespeare, four of his best-loved characters step up to the mic. Hamlet is a wild-eyed Dane angry about adverts; Richard III has a mean streak a mile wide; Ophelia’s an unhinged cockney teenager; and Katherine the Shrew an upper class fetishist. All of which is cleverly amusing for those in the know. Especially Hils Barker as the hilarious Katherine, a character worthy of her own TV show. (Kelly Apter)

The Green Room, 220 0885, until 26 Aug, 4pm, £7–£8 (£6–£7).

This article is from 2007.

Open Mic @ The Globe

  • 3 stars

Ever wondered what Richard III, Ophelia and Hamlet would have been like as stand-up comedians? Wonder no more. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.


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