Something Rotten


Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten! was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”.​

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.


April 5 – 21, 2024

Tuesdays to Saturdays 7pm

Saturdays & Sundays 2pm


Beddington Theatre Arts Centre


Two act musical, approx. 120 mins with a 15 minute intermission


GENERAL:  $28 child, $33 adult

PREMIUM:  $33 child, $38 adult
CHILDREN are aged 3 to 17


ages 12+



After years of planning, StoryBook Theatre and The Shakespeare Company are thrilled to announce our co-production of this musical.

In early 2021, SBT and TSC began talks to bring the show to life. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, both organizations recognized the value of this endeavour in fulfilling our shared goal of creating opportunities for up-and-coming artists and providing a stage for their development and growth alongside working seasoned professionals. A musical collaboration perfect for TSC’s 25th Anniversary Season!

We are thrilled to welcome TSC to our home at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre and excited to collaborate with new Artistic Director, Meg Farhall on this co-production.