From Fig Leaves to Final Judgment!
Following the sell-out success of their 2013 UK Tour it is apocalypse now The Reduced Shakespeare Company set their reductive sites on the good book with The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) and visit Theatre at The Mill in Newtownabbey for two performances only on 29 and 30 January.
Yes, it’s an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston?
Whether you are Catholic or Protestant, Muslim or Jew, Atheist or Jedi, you will be tickled by the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s romp through old time religion.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies. Since 1981, ‘The Bad Boys of Abridgement’ have created eight stage shows, two television specials and numerous radio pieces – all of which have been performed, seen, heard and translated into Klingon the world over.
The company’s first three shows, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), The Complete History of America (abridged) and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) enjoyed a nine-year run at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus. Not only were they London’s longest-running comedies, but at one point the Reduced Shakespeare Company had more shows running in the West End than Andrew Lloyd Webber. Some of them were funnier too…
And comedy fans will think they’re in heaven as ticket prices for The Reduced Shakespeare Company are £16 and £14. The Reduced Shakespeare Company visit Theatre at The Mill for two nights on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January. Book tickets online at www.theatreatthemill.com or phone Box Office on 9034 0202.