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Coming soon in 2016, the world premieres of two brand new verse plays from award-winning playwright, Ryan J-W Smith.

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Two brand new Smith verse plays for 2016!


If Monty Python rewrote MacBeth in rhyming iambic verse – this is MacDeth! Currently a 65 minute play in preproduction in Hollywood, with the potential of being turned into a full-length musical.

More details soon!

Sweet Love Adieu (version 2) 

Smith has completely rewritten his first verse play. A full-length, five-act verse comedy based loosely on Romeo and Juliet, Smith’s new version of his Sweet Love Adieu will enter preproduction soon.

Smith’s previous verse plays

Rogue Shakespeare has produced the world premiere of all of Smith’s critically acclaimed verse plays. Each play is designed in the traditional Elizabethan style – to be performed in any open space, with very minimal sets. Visit our Production History page to see details of our previous productions, reviews and awards, etc.


Romantic comedy – a farcical Romeo and Juliet

Acts: 5

Duration: Approx. 1 hour 45 minutes

Actors: 9

Set: Balcony required

Accolades: Multiple 4 and 5-star reviews.


A tragicomedy – Don Juan meets Hamlet

Acts: 5

Duration: Approx. 1 hour 45 minutes

Actors: 13

Set: 2 thrones

Accolades: Yet to be reviewed.


Romantic comedy with moral/political message

Acts: 2

Duration: Approx. 65 minutes

Actors: 7

Set: 2 benches (that seat 2 people each)

Accolades: ‘Pick of the Fringe’ – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2006 & 2007. Winner of the 2015 International Award and Encore! Producers Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Multiple 4 and 5-star reviews.


A dark, one-man investigation into the conspiracies of 21st century warfare

Acts: 1

Duration: Approx. 65 minutes

Actors: 1

Set: 1 chair

Accolades: Nominated for the 2008 Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression. Multiple 4 and 5-star reviews. Command performance at the Brisbane Writers Festival 2008.

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