Athens. The past (before toasters). Four idiots wrapped in bedsheets attempt to stage ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ using a box of pound-shop props, a bucket of wigs, a camel onesie, and a ladder they found by the bins. Will they succeed? Of course not, NO! But oh my, will you belly-laugh at the results!

Imagine Monty Python, Pixar and Horrible Histories, sprinkle in some lightsabers and plenty of slapstick; and what you’re left with is a Shakespeare experience that’s unlike any other - it’s far from rubbish!

Having spent a decade making five-star, sell-out theatre for families (and schools!), Edinburgh Fringe favourites, Rubbish Shakespeare Company, present ‘The Dream’. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare for kids, this show is guaranteed to tickle the funny bones of all ages - we’re looking at you, Grandad! Kids will love it… and so will you.

Age 4 – 104

Please note that this performance contains bubbles.

★★★★★ 'Great writing, inventive improv, attention grabbing energy, superb delivery and a sense of comic timing that bordered on the genius. Go and see it. Even if it’s just you and your bus pass – it’s one of those rare pieces of theatre with something for everyone', ‘Highly Recommended Show’ Fringe Review

★★★★★ 'There are bed sheet togas, water pistols, lightsabers, scary wigs and mop head lion’s manes. It’s pure rubbish... and you’ll love every minute', Wee Review

★★★★ 'The four actors are just brilliant. As in Shakespearean times, the men play the female roles, complete with bad wigs and high voices. This had both my little critic and I in stitches', One 4 Review

★★★★ 'It may be one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies, but the Rubbish Shakespeare Comedy arguably surpasses even the great playwright himself. That’s a controversial thought, but Shakespeare didn’t have water guns! He may have been missing a trick there!', Families Edinburgh Magazine

★★★★ 'The story was easy to follow, full of energy and thrown together with a lot of mischief, bubbles, roller skating, water fights, chants and audience participation. It was the perfect treat for all the family', North West End

★★★★ 'This show should be renamed Utterly Brilliant Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Like Horrible Histories but funnier', Primary Times

'I like to think that the Rubbish Shakespeare Company's performances may be closer to the spirit of the plays than some of the more reverent modern productions', Buxton Fringe

'Over the course of the performance, the children moved forward at least two metres into the stage area, as they became increasingly excited by Shakespeare’s world', Northern Review

'I’m a firm believer that when you take the kids to see a show, you can tell if it’s good or not purely by watching their expressions. These performers had their young audience eating out of the palms of their hands', Number 9

About Rubbish Shakespeare Company

We are rubbish! With a bucket of wigs and a box of pound shop props, we create laugh-out-loud all-ages Shakespeare adaptations. With an innovative, anarchic, high-energy approach, we’ve specialised in making Shakespeare accessible for a decade. An Edinburgh Fringe staple, our critically-acclaimed plays tour theatres (and schools!) with one mission in mind… to make 'Shakespeare For All'. For everyone. Regardless of age or background.

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