The Reduced Shakespeare Company played three comedies in repertory at the Criterion every week:
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a hilarious high-speed romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays (and 154 sonnets) in 97 minutes. Othello becomes a Hip-Hop track, Titus Andronicus a cookery programme, and all the Histories are performed as a football game.
The Complete History of America (abridged) is a delightful mutilation of 500 years from Columbus to Clinton, from the Great Plains to the Bush(es).
The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged): Let the bad boys of abridgement save you from damnation as they deliver chapter and verse in this hysterical tribute to the good book.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company also toured The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) around the UK during 2004/5.