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Shear Madness

Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-426-5225
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HILARIOUS MURDER MYSTERY

I have seen this twice on trips to Boston and it is brilliant, the actors stay in their roles... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karl J
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Wildly entertaining

I attended this show as a teacher with a group of grade 10 students. It was phenomenal for adults... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Justin279
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Montreal, Canada
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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen this twice on trips to Boston and it is brilliant, the actors stay in their roles during intermission when inter-acting with the audience, the jokes are updated regularly so you can return time and time again and find a fresh show. I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended this show as a teacher with a group of grade 10 students. It was phenomenal for adults and teenagers alike. It was two hours of non-stop laughing, with up-to-date material that is constantly being changed depending on current trends and news stories. There...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Great interactive play! The audience sits up close and personal. The actors we saw were awesome, from the ad libbing to their facial expressions.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Hilarious live-action comedy/murder mystery. Some of the jokes were above the heads of our 12 and 14 year olds, but overall we all had a great time. Such a nice cozy environment. Was it luxurious and sophisticated? - no but this is irreverent comedy with...More

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for playing Shearlock Holmes with us!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I have actually attended this show several times over the years, and even thought the theme is the same for each show there is always something new that is added. Love how they build current events into the show both national and local. would recommend...More

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for helping us solve whodunit again. Thanks for being a loyal fan and you are welcome back anytime!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

After bypassing this show on many day trips to Boston, we were so glad that we finally went! The show was in a nice intimate theatre where you really feel included in the entertainment. Our 17 year-old daughter can’t wait to bring friends and see...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Great lighthearted entertainment. Contemporary jokes and a good deal of improvisation as well as audience participation made for a fun, laughter filled evening. A tremendous antidote to winter blues and contemporary politics. You won't regret going.

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for being an armchair detective.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This was a last minute choice and so glad we did! Great acting. Laughed through out the night. We loved how the audience is involved for the final outcome. Will definitely go again during our annual trip to Boston.

Thank mom2fourkidz
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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks so much for making us part of your Boston memories.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The acting was great and lots of laughs. It seemed like everyone was having a good time. The jokes were fresh. Thank you!

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks for grilling the suspects with us.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Saw this show in Boston over 20 years ago. We went last night, and it's still funny as hell and very entertaining. I was amazed how the actors incorporated current news events and local situations into their script. A lot of which seemed to be...More

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thank you for being an armchair detective with us.

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Steve T
11 September 2017|
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Response from ATypicalPalate | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of innuendo and many jokes are modified to latest trends. ie there was a "cash me outside" joke made.
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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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