Andrew Hodges, Gary Fannin & Peter Brooke in The International smash hit comedy
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield. Directed by John Payton. Produced by John Payton & Lucy Magee for Popular Productions Ltd.
Dates: 22nd – 26th November 2016
Venue: Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates
By popular demand the fantastic comedy returns to Dubai for a strictly limited season. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is an irreverent fast-paced romp through Shakespeare’s plays, which has played to millions around the world and was nominated for the Timeout Dubai Nightlife Award for best production. The world’s greatest bard-busters bring madness and mayhem in bucketfuls with them. Now revised for 2016 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 for a strictly limited season of performances. Starring the brilliant Andrew Hodges, Gary Fannin & Peter Brooke, 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 Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai from 22nd to the 27th to 26th November 2016. 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):
‘Hilarious. 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
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged is in partnership with 7 Days (Official newspaper) and Expatwoman (Official online partner), By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited, London
Booking Details of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare Abridged:
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare Abridged
Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th November 2016
Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
22nd – 26th November at 8pm nightly
23rd – 24th November at 11am
25th November at 3pm
Tickets can be booked online via www.completeshakespeare.co.uk (please note that the online booking system does not work on mobile devices – only computers) or in person at the theatre box office at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
Ticket Prices of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare Abridged:
VIP Stalls: 200 AED
Standard Stalls: 170 AED
Balcony: 170 AED
Schools/Colleges group bookings available on request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Show Website at: www.completeshakespeare.co.uk
All Press Enquiries to:
Lucy Magee at email@example.com
About The Producers – Popular Productions
Popular Productions is an international producer of quality theatre and entertainment with over thirty major productions to its name. Based in London and Dubai its producers are Lucy Magee & John Payton.
Earlier this year the company produced ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Madinat Theatre. In 2015 the company produced ‘The Woman in Black’ and ‘Annie’ at the Madinat Theatre, Dubai to great success. Before this they presented ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Qatar National Convention Centre Doha. This followed hit productions of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ both in Dubai at the Madinat Theatre. Preceding this was a Middle East tour of ‘The Woman in Black’ at the ‘First Group Theatre’ in Dubai and the ‘Al Jaheli Theatre’ in Abu Dhabi.
Other theatre includes: the Timeout Dubai Nightlife Award winning production of ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Bahrain Summer Festival, BIECC and ‘Oliver!’ (First Group Theatre); The UAE premiere of Stephen King’s horror ‘Misery’ starring TV and West End’s Darren Day and Yvonne O’Grady (First Group Theatre), The 2011 record-breaking sell out production of ‘The Sound of Music’ (First Group Theatre), 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’ and 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 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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