“O, happy dagger!’ Shit-faced Shakespeare is back at The Rockwell, where it all began, with their smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon version of Romeo and Juliet. There is no love lost between the Capulet and Montague families and everyone in Verona knows it. Certainly the only way to mend centuries of bad blood is by having two forlorn teenagers from opposite households fall in love with each other, right? Right! Nothing that a swig (or two) of the finest spirits can’t fix! Featuring Shakespeare’s most famous feuding family, cousins without a cause, and so many faux deaths it makes daytime TV look good.

Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member. Side-splitting, raucous and completely unpredictable, the show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 400,000 eager theatre goers across the UK. Shit-faced Shakespeare® landed Stateside in April of 2015 with its first performances right here at The Rockwell.

With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same. Shit-Faced Shakespeare®  seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist – reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.

For more information visit :: www.shitfacedshakespeare.com

Playing May 5 through July 9, 2022


Running Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings

Doors at 6:15pm

Show at 7:00pm

Seating; $30 | General Admission | 21+ Proper ID Required (Thursday 18+)

Accessibility: The Rockwell is wheelchair accessible

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Still effective as of April 1, 2022, everyone age 5 and up entering The Rockwell (at 255 Elm Street, Somerville) must show proof of full vaccination. This includes all staff, audience, cast and crew attending and/or performing at The Rockwell.

In addition, we will require all guests to wear masks while with us during performances. This includes hallways, lobby, bar area, restrooms, and once you are seated. You may remove your mask when actively sipping on that tasty beverage from the bar but mask back up once you’re done. We’ll have zero tolerance of noses in public spaces. We will offer you a new mask if yours is ill-fitting, but if we see noses hanging out of masks or masks hanging off faces, we will ask that face’s owner to leave.

Be aware that these guidelines are ever-changing and if anything changes we will be in touch. Let’s all do our part to stop the spread and keep one another healthy. #MaskUP

The bar will be open right inside The Rockwell! Come early and sip on something special. 

Parking can be tricky in Davis Square so if you’re driving be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to grab a spot. If you’re taking the T we are a short walk up Elm Street from the Davis Square station.

Looking for dinner pre-show? Our sister restaurants would love to have you! Scoop up a reservation at Foundry on Elm or Saloon for some great eats before you join us. 

See you soon, 

The Rockwell Crew