Two of Shakespeare’s best comedies are coming to Kingston, performed by the all-male Propeller group.

Their interpretation of the bard’s classic play Twelfth Night draws inspiration from atmospheric 1950s cinema and the Stanley Kubrick film The Shining.

The group will also perform The Taming of the Shrew, a tale of love and intrigue originally set in Italy.

Director Edward Hall says: “As a company we love exploring the comedy.

"It’s comedy rooted in truth, and the characters are so well-rounded in Twelfth Night that it’s a delight to bring them to life.

"Particularly the drunks. Nobody has ever written drunken people better than Shakespeare in Twelfth Night.

“You feel like Shakespeare has spent a lot of time drinking after shows and watching people in alehouses in Cheapside, and he knows exactly who they are.

"It’s so real, and so natural. It’s great fun.”

Twelfth Night; April 23 and 26, 7.30pm, April 27, 2pm.

The Taming of the Shrew; April 24, 7.30pm, April 25, 2pm and 7.30pm, April 27, 7.30pm.

Rose Theatre, High Street, Kingston; £8 to £26; visit, or call 08444 821556.