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An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy clocking up nine years in the West End.

Join the Reduced Shakespeare Company as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that promises to leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

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.

A spokesman for the company had a warning for audiences.

“This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars, degrees in Elizabethan history and/or people inclined to motion sickness.”

The show is coming to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 13th June.

Tickets for the show are priced at £16, £14 concessions and are available from the Box Office on 0844 888 4414 or by visiting

The show starts at 7.30pm and lasts for one hour and 30 minutes.

For more information about the Reduced Shakespeare Company visit