International smash hit comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) starts this week!

International smash hit comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) starts this week! 17 Nov 2013
In association with 7 Days and sponsored by Radio 2 (official radio station), Expatwoman (Official online partner), Dubai Night Planner and Connector Publishing.
 
Due to popular demand – this fantastic comedy returns for a UAE tour after its sell out seasons in 2006, 2007 and 2009. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is an irreverent fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, which has played to millions around the world. The world’s greatest bard-busters bring madness and mayhem in bucketfuls with them. Now revised for 2013 with extra Shakespeary bits and all new (still rubbish) gags!

Get ready for a fast, furious and frenetic 97 minutes featuring every one of Shakespeare’s 37 plays like you’ve never seen them before. Including Othello as a Rap song, Titus Andronicus presented as a cooking show and The Histories turned into an American football game – it’s Shakespeare that would make the great man turn in his grave – with a grin on his face!
 
London’s longest running comedy comes to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for a strictly limited season of performances. Starring the brilliant Matt Addis, Peter Brooke and John Payton (who also directs), Shakespeare has never been so accessible before. Sit through Hamlet for four hours? No need – catch it performed backwards in half a minute!
 
This hilarious show runs at the Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai from 25th to 26th November 2013 and at the Al Jaheli Theatre, AFOC, Abu Dhabi from 28th to 29th November 2013. It is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
 
Please see the official show website www.completeshakespeare.co.uk for more information.
 
 
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED):

‘Outstanding from start to finish… fast, furious and never less than frenetic, somewhere Shakespeare is chuckling’ TIMEOUT

‘Comic Madness…a raucous extravaganza…a triumph!’ GULF NEWS

‘Hilariously condensing the entire works of Britain’s greatest writer into an hour and a half, this breakneck, clever show never fails to engage’ TIMEOUT DUBAI

 ‘Snappy, slick and utterly entertaining’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
 

BOOKING DETAILS:
 
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) 

 
DUBAI PERFORMANCES
 
Wednesday 25th – Tuesday 26th November 2013
Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
 
21st - 26th November at 8pm nightly
24th and 25th November at 11am
 
Book online at www.completeshakespeare.co.uk or in person at the theatre box office at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

Ticket Prices:
AED160  and AED 200

ABU DHABI PERFORMANCES

Thursday 28th – Friday 29th November 2013
The Al Jaheli Theatre, Armed Forces and Officers Club, Abu Dhabi
 
28th November at 11am and 8pm
29th November at 8pm
 
Book online at www.completeshakespeare.co.uk
 
Ticket Prices:
Standard: AED160
Front row VIP: AED 200
 


SCHOOLS/GROUP BOOKINGS
Schools/Colleges group bookings available on request to groups@completeshakespeare.co.uk
 
OFFICIAL SHOW WEBSITE AT
http://www.completeshakespeare.co.uk

ALL PRESS ENQUIRIES TO:
Lucy Magee at lm@popularproductions.com
 
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS – POPULAR PRODUCTIONS LTD.

Most recently the company presented the Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice hit 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' for 20 performances at The Madinat Theatre, Dubai. This followed a UAE tour of ‘The Woman in Black’ at the ‘First Group Theatre’ in Dubai and the ‘Al Jaheli Theatre in Abu Dhabi. Before this came the Timeout Dubai Nightlife Award winning production of ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Bahrain Summer Festival, BIECC. In 2012, the company produced the sell-out production of ‘Oliver!’ (First Group Theatre). Also in 2012, the company produced the UAE premiere of Stephen King’s horror ‘Misery’ starring UK TV and West End’s Darren Day and Yvonne O’Grady (First Group Theatre).
 
Previous productions include: The 2011 record-breaking sell out production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘The Sound of Music’ (First Group Theatre) and the Middle East premiere of Disney’s new musical ‘Camp Rock’ (First Group Theatre), ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (First Group Theatre ‘Fame the Musical’ (First Group Theatre), ‘Blood Brothers’, (First Group Theatre), ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (First Group Theatre)’ ‘Stones in His Pockets’ (First Group Theatre & Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Disney High School Musical 2’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Annie’ (Madinat Theatre),‘Disney High School Musical’ (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC), ‘Blues Brothers Unlimited’, (Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC); John Godber's comedy 'Teechers' (Madinat Theatre), Neil Simon's comedy musical 'They're Playing Our Song' (Madinat Theatre), Willy Russell's 'Educating Rita', (Madinat Theatre); The hit London revival of the West End comedy musical 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change', (London’s West End and Dubai); John Osborne's classic play 'Look Back in Anger' (Madinat Theatre) and the critically acclaimed production of Stephen King's thriller 'Misery' which starred Susan Penhaligon and Michael Praed (Kings Head Theatre, London).
 

 
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