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Shakespeare at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival!

The Toronto Fringe Festival begins on July 1, 2015, and with over 150 different shows participating, there is definitely something for everyone! This year, there are some great looking Shakespeare shows to get your fix of The Bard!

Twelfe Night, or what you will


Performed by: Ale House Theatre Co.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
The epic 90 minute remount.

A remount of their popular 90 minute show from 2013, Ale House Theatre Co will be performing Twelfe Night, or what you will at St. Vladimir Theatre during the festival. Click here for showtimes and to buy tickets!

The Merry Wives of Windsor


Performed by: Shakespeare BASH’d

Join your favourite Best of Fringe winning Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare BASH’d, for the Bard’s outrageous rural comedy: The Merry Wives of Windsor. In a world of drunks and cuckolds, two witty women set out to teach a lesson of love and jealousy.
Come crush a cup at the Victory cafe with this battle of wits.
“I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”

Performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor will take place at the Victory Cafe during the festival. Click here for showtimes and to buy tickets!

Hamlet… A Puppet Epic!


Performed by: Shakey-Shake and Friends

Plots! Schemes! Puppets! There’s something awesome in the state of Denmark! FringeKids favourite Shakey-Shake and Friends return with their most ambitious play yet: Hamlet! Comic hijinks abound as Shakes and the gang tell the tale of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy in the lighthearted tradition of the Muppets.

Performance of Hamlet… A Puppet Epic! will take place at the George Ignatieff Theatre during the festival. Click here for showtimes and to buy tickets!

If you can’t make it to any of these shows, there are still plenty to choose from. See the list of all participating shows here!

Shakespeare at the Toronto Fringe!

The Toronto Fringe Festival is fast approaching! Among the 150 shows to be produced this year, there are 3 that are Shakespeare related.


Montreal company Beyond the Mountain brings us Bard Fiction, an Elizabethan retelling of the cult classic, Pulp Fiction. Following the success in Minneapolis and Chicago, this show makes it’s Canadian premiere at the Toronto Fringe! This show is suitable for audiences aged 12 and up. Visit for more information about Beyond the Mountain and Bard Fiction.


Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective presents the Julius Ceasar Project. Taking inspiration from the series Orange is the New Black, SOTMSC retells this classic tale in a women’s prison. After fringe, they will perform the show, in association with the Adelaide Resource Center for Women, to provide creative programming for women’s shelters in Toronto. This show is suitable for audiences aged 10 and up. Visit for more information about Spur-of-the-Moment.


Best of Fringe winning company, Shakespeare BASH’d presents Love’s Labour’s Lost. Director James Wallis transforms the Victory Cafe into a fraternity house for his interpretation of this zany masterpiece of wit. This show is suitable for audiences aged 19 and up. For more information, visit

The Toronto Fringe Festival runs from July 2 – July 13th, with showtimes throughout the day. For more information about purchasing tickets for these shows, and all things Fringe Festival, visit