Ham-A-Lot versus the Bard

HAPPY AND SAD , COMEDY AND TRAGEDY FACES MASKS.'THEATRE , SHOWS , FRINGE , FESTIVAL , INTERNATIONAL.'pic phil wilkinson / tspl'1/09/2006

HAPPY AND SAD , COMEDY AND TRAGEDY FACES MASKS.'THEATRE , SHOWS , FRINGE , FESTIVAL , INTERNATIONAL.'pic phil wilkinson / tspl'1/09/2006

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Shakespeare like you have absolutely never seen him before is coming to the Abbey Theatre this

weekend.

Tomorrow (Saturday) night the Ham-A-Lot company will be bringing their unique brand of hilarious Shakespearean parodies to life en route to their run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

‘Codpieces,’ by Perry Pontac, features ‘Fatal Loins’ where the audience meet Romeo and Juliet 20 years on if they had lived, with a few surprises in store.

‘Hamlet II’ is the madcap and surprising sequel to the play which virtually coined the phrase ‘and everyone dies at the end,’ while ‘Prince Lear’ casts a light on the murky back-story of ‘King Lear.’

‘Codpieces’ will open at the Abbey Theatre at 7.30pm tomorrow and will be showing at theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall, Theatre 1, Edinburgh. ‘Fatal Loins’ - 11.40am, August 10, 12 and 14, entry £8. ‘Hamlet II’ and ‘Prince Lear’ - 11.35am, August 11, 13 and 15, entry £8.

To book call the Fringe box office on 0131 226 0000 or the venue office on

0131 510 2384.