Reduced Shakespeare Comapny, The Complete World of Sports (abridged), Exeter Northcott, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th June
Every sport ever played on every continent in the entire history of the world in under two hours!
Just in time for the Olympic frenzy, and following a highly successful US tour and run in New York, the Reduced Shakespeare Company are back in the UK with the European premiere of their new show, The Complete World of Sports (abridged).
The entire history of athletic competition is revisited in a marathon of madness and mayhem that sees the world’s great sporting events shrunk down to theatrical size.
Among the many questions answered: Is darts really a sport? What does NASCAR stand for? Why do Americans insist on calling a contest in which only they compete the World Series? Which is more boring – baseball or cricket? Who invented wife-carrying, bog-snorkelling and cheese-rolling? And why aren’t they in the Olympics?
Whether it’s the ancient cavemen or the Classical Greeks, the Romans, the Elizabethans or the modern sports media, The Complete World of Sports (abridged) brings you all the emotion, the drama and the random drug testing of sports…
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, 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. They were London’s longest-running comedies, and 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!
Let the games begin!
Tickets available from Exeter Northcott.