Originally commissioned by Black Swan State Theatre Company as part of their commitment to creating theatre for younger audiences, Shakespeare Shenanigansis the brainchild of professional actors Andy Fraser and Stuart Halusz.
A combination of two of Andy and Stuart’s greatest loves in the theatre – stage combat and Shakespeare, this thrilling one-hour performance takes you on an action-packed journey through some of the most famous fight scenes from the works of the world’s greatest writer.
From a catfight in A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the servants brawl in Romeo and Juliet; from Macbeth’s showdown to Hamlet’s revenge and a medley of deaths in between. Shakespeare Shenanigans will entertain and surprise students and teachers alike, as they embark on a sprawling, brawling ride.
In amongst the grunts, groans and clash of swords, the audience will experience a wide range of Elizabethan theatrical conventions, including verse-speaking, casting and text work. The links to the current curriculums for English and Drama have never been presented quite like this!