Butch Mermaid Antonio!

Musicals & Opera


Antonio! is a queer punk pirate musical starring Shakespeare’s ultimate love interest. With his band The Fools, Antonio expresses the joys, frustrations, and rebellions of queer love in a world that might not have been quite ready for it. Reframed – and reclaimed – as a hopelessly romantic pirate who can’t help falling in love with the wrong men, Antonio! tells the story of how he inspired Shakespeare to write one of the queerest characters in the canon. An original musical by a team of queer artists from NYC and New Zealand.

This show was part of our Edinburgh Fringe 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Programme