The Reduced Shakespeare Company bring the Word of God to Potters Bar

10:40 26 January 2014

The Reduced Theatre Company will bring The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) to the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar in February

The Reduced Theatre Company will bring The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) to the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar in February

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company will be bringing The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) to Potters Bar next month.

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From fig leaves to the Final Judgement, the Word of God is coming to the Wyllyotts Theatre, in Wyllyotts Place, off Darkes Lane, on Sunday, February 2, at 7.30pm.

Following the sell-out success of their 2013 UK tour based on William Shakespeare’s work, it’s apocalypse now as 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?

It is an affectionate, irreverent roller-coaster ride as the so-called ‘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?

Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Jedi, you will be tickled by the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s romp through old time religion.

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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, which took in a sold-out date at the Hertford Theatre, 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.

For more information on The Reduced Shakespeare Company, visit www.reducedshakespeare.com

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