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Baked Shakespeare Presents: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Outlore Base Cape Town

16 May 2024 - 1 June 2024

Baked Shakespeare

Exciting young South African company, performing Shakespeare with a 420 twist.

Baked Shakespeare Presents: The Two Gentlemen of Verona


Popular South African production, Baked Shakespeare, is coming back to Cape Town after its Edinburgh debut and UK tour! Performing Shakespeare with the added chaos of cannabis consumption the company has been selling out shows in Cape Town since 2021 applying their model to Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and As You Like It which was awarded an Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda.

Baked Shakespeare is making The Bard’s legendary works accessible to a new generation of audience members, getting them to engage with live performance. Baked Shakespeare creates an interactive theatre experience that advocates for the commercial use of cannabis products. The audience selects two performers at the start of the show to be the designated ‘stoners’ for the night.

“Each Baked Shakespeare performance is different and unique, but it is always hilarious.” The Stellenbosch News.

Baked Shakespeare truly encapsulates the atmosphere of The Pit at the old Globe Theatre in the 16th century, embracing debauchery within an event that is a celebration of Shakespeare.


Since their foundation in 2021, when Baked Shakespeare was performed only six times due to COVID, the company has grown to international proportions. They have evolved from performing in small bars to touring across South Africa, establishing themselves as a registered company that licences the concept globally.

“With none of their rehearsals involving the weed at all, the cast’s phenomenal acting abilities emerge amongst giggling fits and forgotten lines.” Die Matie


This classic Shakespearean comedy follows the story of two friends, Valentine and Proteus. They are on the brink of their adulthood, experiencing adventure, betrayal and love for the first time. Chaos ensues when they both fix their eyes on the same girl.

This show, directed by Kimberly Buckle, has something for everyone from steamy love triangles, gender bending, audience interaction, and of course… raucous fight scenes!

Join us for a psychedelic evening of classical performance with a twist, and some of the grooviest 420 vibrations imaginable.

Book now… while you still can.

“The perfect way to reintroduce Shakespeare’s work as fun and light-hearted to the youth.” The Stellenbosch

The Outlore Base
Cape Town City Centre
80 Hout Street, 8000

Thu May 16 – Sat Jun 1, 20:00

R120 – R150 Tickets available via Quicket

Director: Kimberley Buckle
Contact: Jake Maisel at jakemaisel2@gmail.com / +27 83 749 5127 (phone calls) Whatsapp +44 7366180627

SOCIAL MEDIA: @baked_shakespeare on Instagram and TikTok


16 May 2024
1 June 2024
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