Written by: Pippa Mackie and Ryan Gladstone
Performed by: Pippa Mackie, Carly Pokoradi and Ryan Gladstone
Directed by: Ryan Gladstone
AVAILABLE FOR TOURING SPRING 2022
CAN THEY ALTER THEIR FATE?! The show includes: quill fights, barge chases and killer snakes! “This is one of the best. Give yourself a treat.” – Liz Nicholls (Edmonton Fringe Review 2019)
What if JULIET doesn’t kill herself?
JULIET: A Revenge Comedy is a fast-paced, action adventure comedy that follows Juliet on the literary adventure of the century. Juliet, played by Canadian Comedy Award nominee Pippa Mackie, refuses to die for someone she just met two days ago. She recruits a team of Shakespeare’s most famous female characters (all played by Fringe comedy veteran Carly Pokoradi) to find out why they’ve been forced to die! CAN THEY ALTER THEIR FATE?!
The show includes: quill fights, barge chases and killer snakes!
Ryan Gladstone’s Monster Theatre is money in the bank.
In this brand new show, written by Gladstone and Pippa Mackie, Juliet joins a bevy Shakespeare’s Suicide Girls as they try to gain agency over their lives outside of the Bard’s sharp and sexist quill.
Mackie, alongside Carly Pokoradi, channel the child Juliet and a fearsome Lady Macbeth along with Ophelia, Cleopatra and more. Gladstone plays a suitably foppish William of Stratford to a merry band of feminists in this time-shifting, mind-bending comedic confection.
It’s cerebral without ever being inaccessible. It’s comfortably cool in the handy, food-purveying King’s Head Pub venue, so you’d be daft, or slow to buy, to miss out on this sure-to-sell-out gem.
The interactions between Pokoradi and Mackie veer between classic Shakespeare and saucy modern-day dialogue, keeping audiences in stitches from beginning to end of the 60-minute production. The taut writing, sparse props and sound effects are bolstered by fantastic performances, which serve to ratchet up the laughs from start to finish.
Winnipeg Free Press