The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but this show (which has become a cult classic) contains all 37 of his plays – plus his sonnets - in just 97 minutes!
Described by the Los Angeles Herald as “Shakespeare written by Reader's Digest, acted by Monty Python and performed at the speed of the minute waltz”, thisbinge of Bard - coming to Sydney’s North Shore courtesy of Lane Cove Theatre Company - is part parody, part tribute, part party trick!
As the comedies aren’t anywhere near as funny as the tragedies, all sixteen have been condensed into ‘Four Weddings and a Transvestite’, the history plays are transformed into a game of football, Othello is performed in rap and Titus Andronicus becomes a TV cookery programme. For the finale, Hamlet is staged first as a psychological exploration of Hamlet’s Ego and Ophelia’s Id, then performed in a matter of minutes and, for the finale, performed backwards.
The cast of Eleanor Petricevic, Luke W Shepherd and Logan McArthur are directed through this comic caper by Jess.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Abridged. With a few liberties. For lovers of Shakespeare everywhere.
“What cheek! What nerve! What sheer, heavenly, unadulterated fun!” - Sunday Express.
"Forsooth, get thee to the delightfully fractured Complete Works!" - Los Angeles Herald.
Lane Cove Theatre Company presents
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Jess Davis
7-22 February 2020 Friday, Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 2pm
The Performance Space @ St Aidan's, Christina Street, Longueville
Tickets $27 / $22 conc / $20 groups $10+ / add $6 cheeseplate