AWARD-winning theatre show Sh!t-faced Shakespeare is coming to Yeovil's Octagan Theatre on November 5. 

The internationally acclaimed show is back on the road, this time giving Romeo and Juliet its signature twist as the cast attempt to navigate The Bard's ill-fated love story with one drunk performer. 

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare combines a serious adaptation of a classic play but selects one cast member at random to perform their role while drunk.

The actor is given four hours to drink before the show, creating a truly unique theatre experience - both for the audience and the cast.  

Describing the show, a spokesperson for Sh!t-faced Shakespeare said: "An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed.

"A group of masked Montagues gate-crash a Capulet party.

"A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet.

"The two plan to marry, but their families ain't having it.

"Then, for reasons best known to herself, Juliet follows the friar’s supremely ill-advised plot and fakes her own death.

"The rest of the story, as you no doubt know, does not go well for our ill-fated lovebirds. 

"Featuring sozzled star-crossed lovers, a tipsy Tybalt, muddled masquerade balls and squiffy street fights, audiences are invited to settle in for a pint (or two!) and raise a glass with Sh!t-faced Shakespeare  as they present the classic combination of a Tetris-ed together Shakespeare script, a six-pack of professional actors and a luge of booze.

"What could possibly go right?" 

Somerset County Gazette: AWARD-WINNING: The show will visit Yeovil on November 5 (Image: Rah Petherbridge Photography)AWARD-WINNING: The show will visit Yeovil on November 5 (Image: Rah Petherbridge Photography)

The show carries the warning: "Sh!t-faced Shakespeare is perfect for those wishing to add to their repertoire of colourful language and not for those who blush easily at the mere mention of the 'F' word… ".  

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Sh!t-faced Shakespeare's tour is also heading to Basingstoke, the Isle of Wight, Peterborough, Swindon, Nottingham, Bath, Wimborne, Portsmouth, Exeter, Swansea, Colchester, St Albans, Ipswich, Twickenham, Newcastle, Croydon and Southend.