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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors. Typically, the actors use their real names and play themselves rather than specific characters. The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance, with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation.


  • Keith Lynch

  • Gerard McCabe

  • Michael Patrick


  • Director: Lisa May

  • Musical Director: Matthew Reeve

  • Costume Design: Chris Hunter

  • Lighting Design: James McFetridge

  • Set Design: Stuart Marshall


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It goes without saying that if you’re at a Bruiser production you’re in for one hell of a show, and this one was no different. From the well-known plays of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth to the lesser known Titus Andronicus and Troilus and Cressida, this is Shakespeare but not as you know it. Pastie Bap
This abridgement of Shakespeare feels like McDonald’s with the added satisfaction of a good meal - education made instantly gratifying, but with a significantly more positive after taste. You’ll enjoy it in the moment and come away enlightened, something that can’t always be said about a trip through the Golden Arches. The Big List
Bruiser’s version of this Reduced Shakespeare Company-inspired pantomime is fun, physical and even a little educational. Half an hour after the play finished and I’m still feeling breathless … and I was only sitting in the audience! Alan in Belfast
With a simple stage set containing all the props needed (which for 37 plays is surprisingly little) and some top-notch casting, this production is very special indeed. Pastie Bap