Civil Rogues (4 stars)

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Civil Rogues

England, 1649: the King has lost his head; the Queen has fled; the Globe Theatre has been demolished and all productions are banned. Developed at the Other Place at the Royal Shakespeare Company, this rakish new comedy from Fringe First winner, Tim Norton, follows three foolhardy actors in their attempts to keep one step ahead of Puritan forces, dressed only in the petticoats and farthingales of their last performance.

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England, 1649: the King has lost his head; the Queen has fled; the Globe Theatre has been demolished and all productions are banned. Developed at the Other Place at the Royal Shakespeare Company, this rakish new comedy from Fringe First winner, Tim Norton, follows three foolhardy actors in their attempts to keep one step ahead of Puritan forces, dressed only in the petticoats and farthingales of their last performance. ‘An absolute hit’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info). ‘Utterly fantastic’ (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Unadulterated, joyful fun’ (RemoteGoat.com).

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Civil Rogues

14 Aug 20144 stars

Laurie Davidson and Lowrie Amies star in hilarious 17th century drama at the Edinburgh Fringe

It is 1649, and Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads are rounding up theatre actors, declaring them 'civil rogues'. Problem is, the actors in question, playing Shakespearian women, are rather too fond of their feminine counterparts, and the soldiers woefully…

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