The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Pastiebap, The Big List, Alan In Belfast and Culture Hub Reviews
It goes without saying that if you’re at a Bruiser production you’re in for one hell of a show, and this one was no different. From the well-known plays of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth to the lesser known Titus Andronicus and Troilus and Cressida, this is Shakespeare but not as you know it. Over the course of the evening we learn more about the Bard (through songs, raps, interpretive dance and even a cooking show) than you ever learned in school, and underneath the tears of laughter and literal hysterics that the audience are in you do find yourself gaining a newfound appreciation for oul Willy’s plays.
Laura Caldwell, 16 September 2016, PastieBap
As with Bruiser’s successful adaptation of The 39 Steps, it’s a simple, joyous celebration and reconstruction of great literary work.
Simon Fallaha, 26 September 2016, The Big List
The Complete Works succeeds in
borrowing distilling ideas from across the cultural panoply with the men in tights performing gangsta rap, picking up puppets and dropping into song and Ulster Scots when it suits. It’s laugh out loud funny throughout. And like Cabaret, the cast pick up instruments to accompany their show.
Alan Meban, 15 September 2016, Alan In Belfast
Complete Works is a certain delirious night at The MAC that concluded with a thunderous ovation and a breathless cast and audience alike. It is a miracle of a show.
James-Alexander Johnson, 15 September 2016, Culture Hub