Kill Shakespeare Finds a Home on the Stage

It is only fitting that a comic book about the characters of Shakespeare’s plays all interacting with each other should be spun off in to a stage production. And that is just what is happening.

After a successful debut last year in Toronto, the Kill Shakespeare Live Stage Reading will be taking its show on the road this fall with performances at a number of comic conventions. The show combines the images from the acclaimed comic series with actors reading out the dialogue and creating music and sound effects live – it’s a combination of theatre show, radio play and a comic book come to life.

The Live Stage Reading will take place this weekend at the Montreal Comic-Con (Sat, Sept 15, 7:45pm, Room 510AC), performed by the Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company (producers of the cult hit Cobra: The Musical). It will then move to the New York Comic-Con (Sat, Oct 13, 11am, Variant Stage) next month, produced with New York’s acclaimed Gideon Productions. And rounding out the triple play of comic shows will be Halifax’s Hal-Con (Sat, Oct 27, time/room TBD) – and will play for a week-long run in the city after that.

Kill Shakespeare was a twelve issue series from IDW, written by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col with art by Andy Belanger. A single volume collection of the series, Kill Shakespeare: The Complete Edition, will be released in January.

In Kill Shakespeare,  the Bard’s most famous heroes embark upon a journey to discover a long-lost soul.  Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Falstaff, Romeo and Puck search for a reclusive wizard who may have the ability to assist them in their battle against the evil forces led by the villains Richard III, Lady Macbeth and Iago.  That reclusive wizard?  William Shakespeare.

Click here for more information about the stage production.

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