The Shakespeare Show: Or, how an illiterate son of a Glover became the Greatest Playwright in the World

Based on the greatest theatrical academic debate of all time, THE SHAKESPEARE SHOW takes an irreverent look at the number one candidate The Earl of Oxford.  Just like one of his own tragic heroes, Oxford sets his own tragedy in motion by using Shakespeare, the boy who holds the horses outside the theatre, as a ‘front’ for his playwriting ventures.

The result?  Another “relentlessly clever, action-packed and intellectually satisfying” Monster Theatre adventure complete with puppets, songs, satire and swordfights!

Along the way we meet the Ghost of Christopher Marlowe, the Three Witches from Mac… The Scottish Play, Anne Hathaway, Richard Burbage, the Bubonic Plague and Queen Elizabeth!

“Wildly funny, wonderfully crafted, and brilliantly acted!  Flawless!” -CBC

“Gladstone’s script is a lesson in crowd-pleasing wit!” -SEE Magazine

“Composed of equal parts absolute fact and utter nonsense, The Shakespeare Show is a laugh-filled treat for scholar and squire alike”-Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun

“Brings the Bawdy world of Shakespeare to life!”

★★★★★ -Winnipeg Free Press

Written by Ryan Gladstone

Directed by Karen Hamm

Featuring Tara Travis and Ryan Gladstone

Original Score by Drew Jurecka

Fight Choreography by Kevin James

Musical Direction by Jeff Gladstone

First created in 2008

Toured 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015