Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Hilarious

About the show

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents Shakespeare's timeless romantic comedy, which follows the ups and downs of love in the Italian countryside.

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The blossoming love between young Claudio and Hero is sabotaged by the arch-villain Don John, while bickering Beatrice and Benedick need no help to make each other crazy. As with all Shakespearean comedies, the truth will out (though, in this case, not without some obstruction from the bumbling constable Dogberry) and love will win the day.


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95
A Work Unfinishing

"Evident in every moment is the company's affection for the text and joy in playing. Director James Rightmyer Jr. leans full tilt into the title's meaning - there is, indeed, much ado along the journey the characters take, but as things wind to a happy end and the company joins in song, there is the most joy and release as they hit the nonsense refrain...I thoroughly enjoyed myself during this high-quality performance. A truly excellent cast across the board." Full Review

85
Plays to See

"Joyful and high-energy production...The play text is streamlined and rendered with speed, clarity, and exuberance...Talented cast...Expertly moves between moments of slapstick humour and deeply felt emotion...Focus is on the language-spoken with such colloquial clarity that it hardly seems out of place...The performance embraces joy and merriment but with such skill that it doesn't seem naïve or simplistic. This is Shakespeare that is accessible and moving." Full Review


98
Delightful, Great acting, Fun, Great music, Great staging

See it if you like romance or comedy or romantic comedies

Don't see it if you don't want music in your Shakespeare

Also HID knocks it out of the park yet again! Each individual actor was ste... Read more Read less

92
Funny, Sharp, Faithful, Tuneful, Fast

See it if you understand that playing Shakespeare fast & loose is your best chance of playing it faithful to the original.

Don't see it if for you Shakespeare is sacred & immutable.

Also If the actors playing Beatrice & Benedick, Shakespeare’s greatest roma... Read more Read less

89
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Fab folks at HID gift us again w lighthearted Shakespeare where the tragedy is shortlived & the villains are vanquished w shrugs. Super fun!

Don't see it if you dislike modern interpretations. Note that HID reveres Shakespeare's language. Any added elements only enhance. WS would approve-Probably

85
Absorbing, Clever

See it if It's Much Ado; you know if you want to see it or not. This is a more feminist take than many you see. As good as any production I've seen.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or need 100% adherence to the text.

25
Boring, Banal, Confusing, Cliched, Slow

See it if You don't enjoy Shakespeare performed traditionally

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing (one of the greatest plays of all time)

Also This production apologizes for a play that needs no apologies.

95
Delightful, Great acting, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy laughter, anti-cliche Shakespeare, and great original music. Cut is very smart to couple an abundance of wit.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist and don't have artistic vision.

95
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in a fun, fresh take on Shakespeare's classic comedy.

Don't see it if You don't like change.

90
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love HID shows - fun music - hilarious clowns - & some great acting

Don't see it if Go see it !

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if Brought my daughter to see her second ever production of a Shakespeare play. This production was perfect for the whole family! Lovely show!

Don't see it if N/A

100
Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You believe Shakespeare’s work are alive and should be done as intended, not locked into the time in which they were written.

Don't see it if You are a traditionalist and don’t enjoy new and innovative takes on class works.

100
Delightful, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You want a thoroughly fun evening.

Don't see it if You are a curmudgeon.

100
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you always wished to have the priest at your wedding perform the vows to a rock riff.

Don't see it if you can't imagine an actor becoming a motorcycle, an airplane or an ass.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love creative, energetic and a fresh view that stays true to the bard but at the same time adds a relevant irrelevance to his work!

Don't see it if you just had oral surgery and are afraid to smile too much

Also This was my second HID production and besides loving their work I am s... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a stripped-down, intimate, light-hearted but very well-performed take on one of the Bard's finest comedies

Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist, or if you enjoy expensive sets and costumes.

100
Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy The Bard. Like gossip. Wanna escape social media for two glorious hours. Are a fan of live music and amazing talent.

Don't see it if You don't possess empathy or the desire to watch humanity unfold before your very eyes. Go see this show! Go!

Also I thought the live music as always was perfection. Tight harmonies. ... Read more Read less

98
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want a masterful and hilarious modern adaptation of a classic Shakespeare play.

Don't see it if you're dead? There's no one this isn't fun for.

98
Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if you love to laugh! Also, if you love watching great actors put on a great production!

Don't see it if you hate laughing and having fun or watching people have fun.

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Silly, heartfelt, engaging night of theatre!

See it if If you're open to see a great play re-imagined with original music, actors who are masters of the text, and ready to have maybe a wee tear!

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, don't enjoy actors speaking directly to you, and aren't interested in having a laugh

95
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you love the play and want to see it performed by others who do so as well.

Don't see it if you lack the imagination to be transported by a story without complex production values or special effects.

94
Absorbing, Delightful, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you like to have a great night out; you like to see Shakespeare staged in a way that makes it relevant and entertaining to a modern audience

Don't see it if you only prefer 4th wall intact Shakespeare; you don't like to have fun!

Also The pacing was fantastic, the text kept moving while still being under... Read more Read less

91
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you like Shakespeare

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare


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