Socks do Shakespeare

Earth’s funniest footwear return to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall on October 21 with a  brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on The Bard of Avon himself in the 400th anniversary of his death.

The creator of those knitted troublesome tykes, Kev F Sutherland, believes that the show is his best ever.

“The anarchic socks attempt in their own inimitable fashion to bring some culture into our lives with old favourites such as ‘I‘m A Sock’ to new songs based on Shakespeare characters,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

“I think by the end of the evening the audience will be howling at their Hamlet, roaring at their Romeo and Juliet and peering into their Coriolanus as well as all the usual satirical nonsense from the two Gentlesocks of Verrucca.”

The show, in the making since the beginning of the year, was a hit at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and received five star reviews and includes the Socks own take on some favourite Shakespeare sonnets such as “Shall I Compare Thee” and characters Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Othello and Romeo and Juliet.

Kev, as well as being the creator of the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, is also a comic writer and artist whose work appears in The Beano, Doctor Who Adventures, Match, Marvel comics and many more.

He presents Comic Art Masterclasses in schools, libraries and art centres and is the creator and executive producer of The Sitcom Trials.

The show begins at 8pm and tickets cost £13 in advance or £15 on the door.  Tickets can be bought online at, in person at the Craft Gallery, or by calling 01652 660380.

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