The Shakespeare Smackdown!

Tuesday 4th June
The Exchange, Corn Exchange 8pm | £11

Cross Manufacturing
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From the creators of Olivier Award winning “Showstopper! The Improvised Musical”, this is competitive improv as you’ve never seen it.

Honouring ancient Athenian traditions, two rhapsodes, Adam Meggido and Sean McCann, compete to improvise a fully authentic Shakespearean masterpiece on the spot. Featuring rap, poetry slams and any writer from the last 3,000 years, from Homer to Pinter, from Poe to Dr Seuss!
A unique celebration of the poetic, the dramatic and the absurdly comic, ‘The Shakespeare Smackdown!’ will change the way you think about improv and – quite possibly – Shakespeare.

‘Four stars – Intelligent, uproarious, laugh-a-minute fare’ –  TELEGRAPH

Please note there will not be an interval at this event.


  • Unreserved seating
  • There will be a bar.