“could well be one of the smash-hits of the Fringe”
***** The Mumble Review
“there are some funky performances going on here under the quick-witted direction of Elske Waite”
**** All Edinburgh Theatre
This summer Gin & Tonic Productions embark on their first international tour with ‘Bob’: the play that Shakespeare would have written, could have written but never got round to writing. Using the bare bones of the Shakespearean tragic genre, we bring a show that is at its heart both a playful veneration and a parody of the great bard himself.
Devised by the company that brought you the critically acclaimed Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet at the Edinburgh Fringe, this weird and wonderful show aims to turn the frequently stuffy and alienating Shakespeare experience totally on its head.
This gut-wrenching tragi-comedy combines cabaret, farce and satire, bringing every twist, turn and trope of this well-revered Shakespearean genre back to the stage. Performed just as Shakespeare would have wanted, with period samba, skulls, sword fights, staged mountain climbing, live jazz and surprise audience involvement, the sure-fire hit comedy tells the downfall of Bob, the most hapless, loveable and unintentionally heroic hero to have graced the stage.
“refreshing, ridiculous, and reconstructive”
**** The Student
Before performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, the talented cast of BOB will appear on stage at the Festival d’Avignon transferring to London’s West End in July.
Directed by Elske Waite
Production Design by Harriet Visick
Produced by Marion Bretagne and Joshua Zitser
“a joy to watch… the way the play was brought to life through prop-combos, light-trickery & deft soundtracking was quite stunning.”
The Mumble Review