“This could well be one of the smash-hits of the Fringe“
– The Mumble –
Gin & Tonic Productions embarks on its first European Tour with a brand new Shakespearean tragi-comedy; BOB – the play that Shakespeare would have written, could have written but never got round to writing.
This new devised comedy will turn the frequently stuffy Shakespeare experience totally on its head. This extravagant comedy takes every twist, turn and trope of the Shakespearean tragic genre back to the stage with “dizzying humour” and “relentless energy” (★★★★ – The Mumble). The eclectic mix of farce, cabaret and satire, live jazz and Kanye West is certain to make you slap your knee and guffaw like Elizabeth I watching traditional Shakespeare comedies.
Scandinavia is in crisis! While Sweden is hit by an apocalyptic incident, Ikea’s manuals having dramatically biodegraded, the ambitious Lady Bob takes over Finland by an unscrupulous coup d’etat. Will her naive husband Bob, now puppet ruler of Finland, manage to save Scandinavia from his wicked wife and her devoted squad of murderous nuns and finally become a hero worthy of the bard?
Discover the tragic yet hilarious downfall of Shakespeare’s most hapless and loveable hero for an hour of “refreshing” and “insane jigsaw-like entertainment” (★★★★ – The Student Newspaper).
“They delivered punch after punch of dizzying humour; the combination of slapstick and wit eliciting genuine laughs from the audience, the type of deep belly laughter that traditional Shakespearean comedy lacks in a contemporary audience.”
– The Student Newspaper-
Wanna see Bob?
Our 2016 summer tour will take us to the Festival d’Avignon in France, to the West End in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Don’t miss our future performances:
Festival Off d’Avignon:
July 14-19th – 10.45am
Théâtre la Tâche d’Encre, Salle du rat //Avignon (84), France.
Booking: +33 (0) 490859713
West End London, UK:
July 26-30th – 10pm
Above the Arts, Arts Theatre West End // Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Buy your ticket: https://artstheatrewestend.co.uk/whats-on/bob/
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK:
August 4-23rd – 8.20pm
C Cubed, C Venues //Celtic Lodge, Brodie’s Close, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile, EH1 2PS
Buy Tickets: TBC
Elske Waite – Artistic Director
Marion Bretagne – PR, Marketing and tour Manager
Joshua Zitser – Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager
Harriet Visick – Production and Technical Manager
Paddy Wilmott and Rufus McGrath – Bob
Esmee Cook – Lady Bob/Betty Rope
Sian Davies – Sieglinda/Sister Greta
Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller – Bill Anchor
George Prove – Epiphany Wellington Smyth / Sarah
Ben Horner – Siegfried/Siegmund