Totally improvised shows that Shakespeare wishes he wrote!

From Illuminate Educate and The Post- Haste Players comes an entirely spontaneous, interactive and completely original show to your school. Using their skills as improvisers and the assistance of the audience, the cast bring to life the techniques, language and devices of Shakespeare with hilarious and surprising results. Place your students centre stage in an accessible and inspiring experience.

"Accessible, so impressive, bitingly clever and just bloody hilarious!" Damien Ryan, Sport for Jove Theatre

A Crash Course in Shakespeare

       

   This show takes audiences through the specific conventions, devices and language of Elizabethan theatre. Through improvised scenes the cast demonstrates the fun that can be had when exploring the possibilities of the style, immersing the audience in a relevant way. A great way to start a unit on Shakespeare or to expose them to the style in an experiential, dramatic and dynamic way.

Outcomes:

English 4-1A; 4-3B

Drama: 4.1.3, 4.2.3, 4.3.1, 5.1.3, 5.2.3, 5.3.1

 

$8 per student (min $800 fee) 

Duration: 60 mins

Suitable for Grades 7-9

Teachers admitted free

This show uses audience suggestions to re-imagine and re-contextualise the familiar play. A great way for students to identify the conventions, language and devices of the play in a fresh and immediate way.

 

Outcomes: 

English 4-1A; 4-3B, 5-1A, 5-3B

Drama: 4.1.3, 4.2.3, 4.3.1, 5.1.3, 5.2.3, 5.3.1

 

$8 per student (min $800 fee)

Duration: 60 mins

Suitable for Grades 7-10

Teachers admitted free

Romeo and Juliet Rebooted

Post-Haste Players have been delighting Sydney audiences since 2010 with their irreverent & creative takes on Shakespeare, from Comedy festival darlings like Bard to the Bone, Rome Sweet Rome and Romeo & Juliet- Improvised to performances at the Leura Shakespeare Festival and The Post-Haste Histories at the Kings Cross Theatre. The players revel in the tropes and language of Shakespeare, creating a wild collision of romance, wit and just a little sprinkling of the modern world. It's what Shakespeare would have wanted, and what he would have written were he alive today... maybe! 

"This is improv theatre at it’s very best, pushing the boundaries of traditional Theatresports." - AU Review

"We could have done with another hour!...one of the highlights of the Festival." - Sydney Arts Guide

"Even though it is all made up in front of our very eyes, and often with our collusion, there’s a kind of long-lasting magic at play here which gives us food for thought for the journey home, and an undeniably enjoyable evening revelling in the Bardly brilliance of the Good Lord Shakespeare." - Arts Hub

Featuring Michael Gregory, Ewan Campbell, Oliver Burton, Marko Mustac & Anne Wilson

Photo Credits: Stephen Reinhardt

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