Rogue Shakespeare meets Monty Python in comedy MacDeth at The Cockpit

Howard Grater as MacBuff

MacBeth gone wrong”, “Shakespeare meets Monty Python”, “panto in verse” – however you describe it we want it – and it’s at The Cockpit, 15-27 August, as part of Camden Fringe.

MacDeth! received nothing but glowing adulation from critics and audiences at its world premiere at the recent 2016 Hollywood Fringe.

Such was the popularity of the show, many audience members paid full price to squeeze into over-sold shows to sit on the floor or stand.

MacDeth! won the coveted International Award for best international show.

This is the second year running Smith was awarded the prize – his 3rd verse play, the multiple award-winning Love Labours Won, won it last year with Smith again, writing, directing and starring.

MacDeth! was also awarded an Encore! Producers’ Award and was nominated for the Comedy Award.


“Smith and Rogue Shakespeare work their internationally recognized magic” – Broadway World

How long does it take to write a multiple award-winning comedy in rhyming iambic verse? It took Smith just six days over Christmas 2015 to write MacDeth!. Annoying? Yes, but true.

Ryan puts his unequalled speed down to years of practice – along with his 5 other verse play, he has now written over 1,500 Shakespearean sonnets.

The first 500 of Smith’s Shakespearean sonnets were published in 2012 in the critically acclaimed volume, ‘500 Shakespearean Sonnets: the diary of a poetic quest for truth’.

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“MacDeth! is outrageous, clever, political, disgusting, hilarious! This show is a MUST SEE! It’s brilliant… I loved it!” – Bitter Lemons

Macbeth opens TONIGHT (Monday 15 August) at 7pm. Book now via



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