'The troupe displays with finesse that one can achieve the greatness of Shakespeare’s canon even without the words, if you attend to the heart of it. The audience gasp, cackle and melt in tune with every revelation and unravelling. Impromptu Shakespeare is a literary-theatrical power flex you can but applaud, and will leave you hungry for more. See it as often as you can.' ...read more.
'Go and see this show. It's intelligent, it's funny, it's all of the adjectives for brilliant. I'm still not sure how they did what they did. The play was so slick and hilarious, I forgot for moments that it was improvised...Impromptu Shakespeare is a show I will most certainly return to.'...read more
★★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre
'These guys are simply sublime. They work extremely well together as an ensemble, not letting a single strand go unconcluded, with endless jokes along the way that left the audience roaring away and doubling over in their seats...Impromptu Shakespeare manages to produce side-splittingly hilarious improvised comedy almost worthy of the Bard himself.'...read more
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
'The group did a wonderful job of presenting something that was not only a feat of improvisational invention but appeared to be a coherent plot in the style of Shakespeare...an original and entertaining show.'...read more
★★★★ The 730 Review
'Unleashing a thesp’s goodie bag of Shakespearean methodology to their performances, Impromptu can create realistic facsimiles with the seeming nonchalance of a builder’s whistle. These are seasoned improv artists at the top of their game...Impromptu has wit in spades and will continue to win over new audiences with its ad-libbed Shakespearean-styled adventures.'...read more
★★★★ StageTalk Magazine
'Fast interplay between cast was littered with sharp asides and cleverly rhymed, improv iambic pentameter...This troupe know their stuff and have the ability to deliver lines that sound like the Bard might have written them but using contemporary language that’s easy on the ear. This sort of improv takes real skill, it’s akin to having to ad lib in almost a foreign tongue, so hats off to the cast for this little master class.' ...read more
Good Show Fringe Review '18
'They pull an authentic forty-minute Bard play seemingly out of thin air. Aside from the sheer spectacle of seeing such skilled improvised comedy, there were also touching moments of character drama and dialogue that added flesh to the comedy bones.' ...read more
Recommended by Fringe Review '15
'An impressive display of improv...a witty mix of classical and contemporary references along with the fast-pace of this ensemble’s act keeps the storyline unravelling and the crowd laughing'...read more
★★★★ Three weeks
As seen on China Central TV News
'William Shakespeare's legacy is very much alive...notions of love, tragedy and power struggle are naturally incorporated providing the audience with a true Shakespeare experience.'...watch the clip
He Zhang - CCTV Europe Correspondent
'Being able to improvise lines, monologues, and an entire play in Shakespearean-style English is a rare and impressive skill – and one possessed by the talented cast members of Impromptu Shakespeare.'...read more
★★★★ The Wee Review
'Wit and fast paced delivery place the play firmly on the funny side of farcical.'
'Being able to improvise an entire play in Shakespearean-style English is a rare and impressive skill – and one possessed by the talented cast members of Impromptu Shakespeare.
Impressive command of the bard's language and excellent comedy value.'
'Lines so perfect they could almost have come from the Bard himself. After this outstanding hour of theatre, judging by the whooping applause of the audience, those on stage weren't the only ones to leave happy'...read more
★★★★ Broadway Baby (2013)
Featured on the BBC's The Art of Improv
'Shakespeare from the hip, Ingenious and very funny'
Will Gompertz - BBC Arts Editor
Featured on BBC Shakespeare Channel
'It’s always a joy to watch master improvisers at work, and the cast assembled for Impromptu Shakespeare are exactly that. The Bard himself would be proud.'...read more
The Crunchy Frog Collective
'An impressive display of skill in long form improvisation...delightfully funny'...read more
The Play's The Thing