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Shear Madness

Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-426-5225
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What a great night

We were looking for something to do on our last night in Boston. My wife found this play at the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
SinginJimmy
,
Michigan
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great play!

Held in a cozy venue, we had great seating right next to the stage. This was a hilarious play with... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
budgetbuddy01
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Florida
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Discover for youself why over 9 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation and up-to-the-minute humor, the play is delightfully different every time you see it.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something to do on our last night in Boston. My wife found this play at the Charles theater. It has been running for 37 years nonstop. Right off the subway, easy to find, and worth every minute. It was a great...More

Thank SinginJimmy
ShearMadness, Guest Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Held in a cozy venue, we had great seating right next to the stage. This was a hilarious play with improv. The actors did a very good job and the audience was very engaged and lively. Because of some of the slightly mature content, I...More

Thank budgetbuddy01
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Not as funny as I thought it would be. I was bored for most of the first half and the jokes were okay nothing really that creative. There were a few good actors - the lead detective, the barber and the high society lady. It...More

Thank Jeanette R
Reviewed 18 June 2017

My mother and I went to this show and enjoyed it immensely. A few risque lines and themes, I wouldn't take young children.

Thank Marsha S
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks for playing shearlock with us!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

It might be useful for people to know that the Charles Playhouse is home to the Blue Man Group in the big theater, as well as Shear Madness in a little theater. If you do a google image search for Charles Playhouse, you will see...More

Thank Kublakate
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

During the 1980s, I lived on Beacon Hill after college and had the pleasure of taking friends and coworkers to Shear Madness at least five different times. It was hilarious live theatre and a great night out. Decades later, I took my friend this past...More

1  Thank Kaseymc
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Intimate comedy with a sprinkle of improv. A little mystery and all comedy. Don't take this play too seriously but seriously engage and have fun. The space is not large so you'll be able to enjoy from almost any vantage point. This is great for...More

Thank ATypicalPalate
Reviewed 25 April 2017

My husband and I attended the Thursday evening show and absolutely loved it! The actors were hilarious and the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. We were not sure about dress for this show. Many people were dressed in jeans and others were a little more...More

1  Thank kmn77
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you so much for playing armchair detective with us

Reviewed 16 April 2017

To sum everything up, just watch everyone's big smile when they come out. I was a bit reluctant to go because humour and mysteries can be difficult to grasp for those who learnt English as a foreign language. I was happy that it was not...More

Thank cool5678
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This was a super fun show! The theatre is small and the audience takes up three sides of it. There's a bar in the back where you can order drinks before the show and at intermission, which is really cool and convenient. We got there...More

1  Thank Cara W
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us!

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Sari W
2 July 2016|
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Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
Hello- All seats are assigned so you can arrive at any point up to 5 minutes before the show begins. Thanks
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Joandempsey2014
26 March 2016|
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Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
Hello Are you looking for Boston, DC or NYC? In general times are Tue-Fri at 8pm Sat at 6pm and 9pm and Sun 3pm and 7pm for Boston and DC. For NYC it is Tue-Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm and 8pm and Sun 3pm.
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melindaB26
24 September 2015|
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Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
Hello- we are excited to have you at the show! I would definitely suggest Rock Bottom which is right down the street from the theater. I would suggest getting to dinner around 4:30 pm to make it to the 6:00 pm show.
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