Shakespeare, cocktails and a group of talented actors - what better way to spend a Friday evening in Launceston?
For the fourth and final installment of Grand Evenings Cocktail Hour Poetry, seven actors will present some of Shakespeare's most memorable, obscure and powerful pieces, but with a twist.
The group will be performing as themselves, adding comedy in between scenes to ensure a captivated and amused audience for Shakespeare Shaken and Stirred.
Jimmy Harrison will be one of the seven, applying his extensive experience in Shakespeare gained from training actors in the art of portraying the Bard's scenes the world over.
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He said the pieces had been expertly curated by Michael Edgar and Cameron Hindrum.
"They're going to get a pretty healthy diet from across the board of some of the more famous, and some of the more obscure, pieces too," Mr Harrison said.
"It's a lot of fun, it's kind of half performed like a rehearsed read through. But you'll definitely see, hear and feel the characters. It won't just be a dry lecture."
Jane Taylor said the audience would gain a new perspective on Shakespeare.
"The pieces chosen are beautiful pieces, and anyone who feels Shakespeare is boring should come along because this isn't boring," she said.
"It's Shakespeare with the nicest bits - and a few bits added in for some laughs as well."
Shakespeare Shaken and Stirred will begin at 5.30pm this Friday at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston. Tickets are available through Princess Theatre Box Office.