It all takes place in front of a curtain which (more or less) shows an Elizabethan playhouse. The three performers are masters of the quick costume change as a (comparatively) leisurely whisk through Romeo and Juliet – which is book-ended for the second half of the performance by Hamlet. This is succeeded by all the history (not forgetting King John and "the king in the car park") and Roman plays. Of course, there's also a hilarious mish-mash of the comedies, the part-authored plays and even the sonnets.
One highlight is
Othello done in rap style. But it's the
Hamlet which is the true show-stopper, with
hapless audience members inveigled onto the stage as Freudian and a
whole host of other interpretations are tried-out. The
play-within-a-play done with glove puppets in a sort of Punch &
Judy booth is a particular delight, as is the corpse-scattered last