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Shear Madness

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Address: Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
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Discover for youself why over 9 million people around the world have seen...

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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Shearly Delightful

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kaseymc
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Cohasset, Massachusetts
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Cohasset, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 January and was delighted to see that Shear stood the test of time! The storyline... More 

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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 groups and friends who enjoy a comedy play.

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Timmins, Canada
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 dressed up.

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 an issue at all. The pace is very fast and you catch whatever you can,... More 

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Thank cool5678
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 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 a half hour early and had a drink at the bar on the main floor... More 

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us! More 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We started laughing at the Box Office and never stopped. We even enjoyed the intermission! Loved the improv of current events into the show. Audience participation was hysterical. A must see!

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thanks for playing Shearlock with us. More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This will be a limited review so I don't give away too much! Funny is an understatement! The actors were hysterical. The audience participation was great. Small theater which was fine but the chairs were very uncomfortable.

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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This was a last minute decision and we were so happy we went. The place house was smaller than expected but it was kind of nice to be up close to the performers. Lots of laughs!

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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

In Boston from out of town and had read online about this being the longest running play in history so we bought tickets online for the Sunday afternoon performance. Was a little worried that it might be dated or hokey because of how long it has been playing, but my fears were unfounded as I found it to be witty... More 

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Thanks for playing Shearlock with us! More 

Merrimack, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Found it uplifting and very funny. Alot of laugh out loud funny. Definitely a show worth seeing. We went to a 5:00 show and was home in new Hampshire for the patriots playoff game. Our daughter gave this to us a a Christmas present for a date night. Very appreciated

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