See the bad boys of abridgement

Reduced Shakespeare Company
Reduced Shakespeare Company

The Reduced Shakespeare Company are back with their latest show The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (Abridged).

Written by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, the show is being performed at Nottingham Playhouse on Wednesday, March 19.

Following the sell-out success of their 2013 UK tour, the three cultural guerrillas of The Reduced Shakespeare Company set their reductive sites on the good book with The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged). Can bolts of lightning be far behind?

The show sets out to be an affectionate, irreverent rollercoaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as the ‘The Bad Boys of Abridgement’ tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses

really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn’t the word “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies.

Since 1981, they have created eight stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots 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…

Prior to their 2013 tour the “other RSC” were last seen in the UK with their highly successful Complete World of Sports (abridged) which toured the country before completing a season in London’s West End during the 2012 Olympics.

The show takes place on Wednesday, March 19. Call the box office on 0115 9895555.