Pass us a bottle! Sh*t-faced Showtime stumbles merrily to the Leicester Square Theatre this July

02 Jun
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
The witch doesn't look impressed...

We all love a good drink but most of us draw the line at drinking onstage. Not this lot! SHIT-FACED SHOWTIME will be stumbling its way to the Leicester square theatre this July and it's breaking all the rules. Every night, one of the actor will have to perform the show...absolutely wasted, and the rest of the cast have to try and keep the show afloat. Check out the full press release from this raucous bunch and make sure you head to the gallery for a truly original take on THE WIZARD OF OZ... 

Stumble down the yellow brick road, try not to trip over the rainbow and enjoy drunken showtunes with friends of Dorothy and her little (hair of the) dog too.

Leicester Square Theatre, 2 July - 23 JULY 2017
PRESS NIGHT: Sunday 2 July, 8pm

This was one of the wildest, most unpredictable nights of theatre I’ve ever had.” ★ ★ ★ ★ Musical Theatre Review

Shit-faced Shakespeare’s sibling SHIT-FACED SHOWTIME joins them at the Leicester Square Theatre for an exclusive four dates in July. Ease on down the road and come with us to the Emerald city - don’t forget your Ruby Slippers! Packed full of tunes from The Wiz, Wicked and of course the Wizard of Oz itself, this year’s SHIT-FACED-SHOWTIME is bound to defy gravity.

'It's the all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking phenomenon from the professional piss-heads behind Shit-faced Shakespeare. Featuring a cast of professionally trained musical theatre performers, classic show tunes, complex choreography and one entirely shit-faced actor every night ... What could possibly go right?

So how does it work? Well each performance has a cast of actors, who all arrive 4 hours before the start of the show for a ‘party’ – however this party is dry for all but one performer, who gets Shit-faced. The rest is a balancing act between the songs as they appear in the sheet music and the improv rules, which state you must go with WHATEVER the drunk actor decides to do.  “Yes, and…” rather than “No, but…”. Every single show is a one-off. Every single performance has a different drunk actor. Every single time they are genuinely inebriated.

Formed in 2010, Magnificent Bastard Productions were just friends who loved creating unexpected and unpredictable theatre at music festivals such as Secret Garden Party. Shit-faced now performs across the UK and USA in Boston, Atlanta and Austin USA, adding Minnesota into the mix on the 20th January 2017. They sell-out at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes annually, and in 2015 expanded into SHIT-FACED SHOWTIME.

Creator of Shit-faced Shakespeare Lewis Ironside said “It’s a handy outlet for mucking-about, showing-off and practicing the noble art of fancy dress. Unlike other troupes of thespian types we Magnificent Bastards differ in our utter contempt for restraint, orthodoxy, tedium, moderation and sobriety.”

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Running Time: 70 minutes | Suitable for ages 16+

Company Information

Directed by Tamsyn Kelly
Choreographed by Meg Matthews
Produced by Dora Rubinstein and Issy Wroe Wright   

Ebony Buckle, Victoria Currie, Nick House, Alan McHale, Dora Rubinstein, Tom Tilley and Issy Wroe Wright
*Six performers on stage on any night, in rotation

Listings information

Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX

Sundays - 2nd,9th,16th & 23rd July 2017 | 8pm
£13 - £15 | | 020 7734 2222

Editor’s Notes:

Other Shit-faced Showtime shows in 2017 include:
Brighton Fringe 26th - 29th May The Warren - The Other Place
Edinburgh Fringe 2nd - 28th August The Underbelly – The Cow Barn in Med Quad

Magnificent Bastard Productions was founded in 2012, Shit-faced Shakespeare being initially produced under the name Tax Deductible.