William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play
October 7 - October 22| €13 - €20 | Tickets
Date and Time:
7 October 2017, at 6.30PM
8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 October 2017, at 8PM
“A breathlessly irreverent and pun-filled romp!” Washington Post
“An absolute resolute hoot of a bawdy comedy of errors!” Broadway World
“Whatever you’re doing, stop now. Run – do not walk; run – to…the glorious ray of sunshine that is William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged).” DC Metro
Discovered in a treasure-filled parking lot in Leicester, England (next to a pile of bones that didn’t look that important), an ancient manuscript proves to be the long-lost first play written by none other than seventeen-year-old William Shakespeare from Stratford. We are totally not completely making this up.
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) is the literary holy grail: an actual manuscript in Shakespeare’s own hand showing all his most famous characters and familiar speeches in a brand-new story. But because it’s one hundred hours long and contains multiple unwieldy storylines, the company decides, as a public service, to abridge it down to a brief and palatable ninety minutes and perform the world premiere of this lost masterpiece.
“Gloriously funny! Don’t miss it!” Ken Ludwig, author of Lend Me a Tenor and the book How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
You haven’t seen the Complete Works until you’ve seen William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)!
“The lickety-split pacing [and] cheerfully impudent tone…it’s Shakespeare as you’ve never imagined!” Washington Post
In this strange-yet-familiar narrative, an ancient grudge pits Puck (from Midsummer) against Ariel (from The Tempest) and turns Shakespeare’s canon upside-down, creating such strange bedfellows as Hamlet and that master motivator Lady Macbeth, Viola and Richard III, King Lear and the Weird Sisters, and (of course) Dromio and Juliet. Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, playwrights Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor weave together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare’s thirty-nine plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional fortieth, filled with witty wordplay and vaudevillian variety.
13, 15, 20, 22 October @ €17.50;
7, 12, 19 October @ €15;
14, 21 October @ €20;
8 October @ €13
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- 100 mins
- All ages
- Creative Team
- Author: Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd; Director: Chris Gatt; Stage Manager: David Micallef; Technical Manager: Stefan Scerri
- With the participation of
- Nathan Brimmer, James Ryder, Joseph Zammit (Cast)
29 September 2017 - 31 May 2018
November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
November 17 - November 26