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Shear Madness

Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-426-5225
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Our bellies and cheeks hurt after the show! What a great time and the actors were spot on! Neat... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
footfanatic
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Barton, Arkansas
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When in Boston, check this out! It's "wicked awesome"

Great, fun, interactive mystery comedy. THINGS I LIKED. 1) it's all ages 2) Crowed participation... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah P
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our bellies and cheeks hurt after the show! What a great time and the actors were spot on! Neat neighborhood type theater as well.

Thank footfanatic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, fun, interactive mystery comedy. THINGS I LIKED. 1) it's all ages 2) Crowed participation by volunteer only. No picking on people. 3) Great table set up. 4) Cute stage 5) I liked how during intermission, the detective encouraged people/witness's to ask him questions and...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 8 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

1  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 19 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 24 June 2017

Thanks for playing shearlock with us!

Reviewed 29 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 15 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 26 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

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Steve T
12 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
3 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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