Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

See the Scottish play performed with one totally plastered actor among the cast.
Concrete Playground
Published on April 23, 2024


The name says it all, doesn't it? Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare features a cast of actors performing Shakespeare; however, one of them is always absolutely plastered. A sellout smash in the US and UK, the show finally made its way to Australia a few years back, and it keeps putting on new productions. This time, it's hitting the 2024 Brisbane Comedy Festival with the Scottish play: Macbeth.

Maybe you've seen the Michael Fassbender (Next Goal Wins)-starring movie version from 2015 from Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel (Nitram) — or Joel Coen (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) going solo from his brother Ethan with Denzel Washington (The Equalizer 3) as his lead. Perhaps you've watched Throne of Blood, the iconic Japanese film from Akira Kurosawa that owes it a debt. Whichever fits, you haven't experienced the classic tale like this.

Who'll be sloshed when you take your seat? How will that change the lines, scenes, mood and emotion? You'll only know by going along — and no two shows are ever the same. I defy you, sobriety!

Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare is putting on six performances of Macbeth at Brisbane Powerhouse from Tuesday, April 30–Sunday, May 5.


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