An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest running comedy – ten years in the West End !
And now we’re back with the same recycled jokes, just put in a different order. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
‘Pithier than Python. Irresistible.’ New York Times
‘Stupendous, anchorless joy!’ The Times
Tickets: Full £15 / Student £13
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Prof Robert Shaughnessy
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works (Abridged) has been running in different version for over thirty years, and currently holds the world record for offering the most Shakespeare in the shortest time (thirty-seven plays in ninety minutes). In this talk, Robert reflects on the remarkable global success of the show by relating it to a tradition of abbreviated, parodied and burlesqued Shakespeare that extends back to the nineteenth century and beyond. (This is a pre-show talk to be held at the Drama Department’s Aphra Theatre on the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus, before The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s performance at the Gulbenkian Theatre at 7.30pm. Ticket holders for The Reduced Shakespeare Company get into the talk for free)
This talk is part of Lifting the Curtain: Theatre Research @ Kent