Shakespeare walks into a pub but before he can sit down, the landlord shouts out ‘Oi you, get out you’re Bard!’
For much better jokes than this go along and see Shakespeare in Debt at the Louth Playgoers Riverhead Theatre.
It’s 1603, so just gone four o’clock. The Globe Theatre’s figures are falling as the players churn out the same old stuff, and Will and his motley crew of thesps are up to their eyes in debt.
Now the Monarchy is breathing down his throat, and the time is ticking.
Will the show go on? Or is it all much ado about nothing?
Directed by John Hewer, mentor of the Scriptwriting Workshop, he sees his protégé bring the ideas of his writing workshops to a full script and John himself brings it to life upon our stage.
The script by Ted Stanley from last years’ successful Scratch Night held at the Riverhead Theatre, ‘Shakespeare in Debt’ promises to be a controversial, hilarious interpretation of Shakespearian history and his work.
A slick farce packed with outrageous characters and delightful punning, it is a guaranteed giggle fest but is it a case of All’s well that ends well or just a Comedy of Errors?
Shakespeare in Debt is on Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2, with tickets £6 from www.louthplaygoers.com or the Box Office 01507 600350.