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Our 2018 season is now over, and details of our 2019 Edinburgh Fringe season will be available here from early June.

Shakespeare for Breakfast and Dickens for Dinner in London

We're thrilled to announce that Fringe classic Shakespeare for Breakfast and the award-winning Dickens for Dinner are coming to London!

After twenty-seven sell-out years in Edinburgh, our Festival favourites will run in rep at the Canal Theatre Café for a limited season from 14-24 March.

Tickets available at canalcafetheatre.com/event?EventId=73309

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Shakespeare for Breakfast

The Bardic Breakfasters are back! C's sensational Shakespearience returns to London and the Canal Cafe Theatre for a special night-time run. Twenty-seven years of Bardfoolery culminate in this sell-out Edinburgh show, now specially adapted for the London stage. Prepare yourself for The Taming of the Shrew in our tried and tested style.

Take a two and a half hour classic, casually reduce it to an hour, when brought to the boil, remove the plot, add four organic actors, gently whisk them into twenty roles, sprinkle with irreverent humour and then serve with energy and exuberance!

A pleasing plethora of prose, pentameter and puns - perfect for hardened fans of the Bard and blank verse virgins alike!

‘A humorous treat for those of us who love the Bard and those who aren’t quite sure he’s still relevant or comprehensible for the modern age'
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

‘Smart and dynamic. Shakespeare doesn’t have to be serious all the time’
★★★★ List

Acclaim for previous editions has included

‘A Fringe institution… impossible not to like’ Lyn Gardner

'Well worth getting out of bed for' Independent

'No holds Bard' FringeGuru

'Irreverent humour… clever' Stage

'Side-splitting… glorious' Broadway Baby

'Full of fun' RemoteGoat.com

'Sizzling' Scottish Daily Express

Dickens for Dinner

Dickens goes delirious! The team behind Edinburgh Fringe institution, Shakespeare for Breakfast, invite you back for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Hot off the heels of a smash hit Edinburgh run, laden with five stars, join us for a deliciously daring look at this classic British author, with a feverishly funny flavour.

Our fantastic cast will transport you to the Victorian era for Great Expectations as you've never seen it before.... Expect the unexpected as this classic text is given the #Shake4Break treatment with an injection of the contemporary world and a shot of comedy. Let our tale of Jumbo Hopes entertain and enthral you.

Who says literature can't make you laugh? Sit down for a truly surreal repast. Bring your Great Expectations to see what the Pickwick Papers have been raving about!

‘One of the funniest, silliest Fringe shows’
★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘Carousing comedy’
★★★★★ RemoteGoat.com

’A great hoot and ticking quite a lot of boxes’
★★★★ British Theatre Guide

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