The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Launceston Players

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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre

Event Dates & Times

  • Thu, Sep 8 2022 7:30pm
  • Fri, Sep 9 2022 7:30pm
  • Sat, Sep 10 2022 2:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 10 2022 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sep 11 2022 2:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 15 2022 7:30pm
  • Fri, Sep 16 2022 7:30pm
  • Sat, Sep 17 2022 2:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 17 2022 7:30pm

Running Time

100 minutes including interval


  • $42 - Full
  • $38 - Concession
  • $20 - FT Students
  • $20 - Children aged 7 – 17
  • $36 each - Groups 6+

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 

Join our madcap cast, as they weave their way through all of Shakespeare's works, including his Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, in one wild ride which will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. 

In this parody, all of Shakespeare's 37 plays are performed in a comically shortened or merged form, and all in 97 minutes of high­speed and over-the-top hilarity. 

If you like Shakespeare you will like this show. 

If you hate Shakespeare you'll love this show. 

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, The 

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) was one of London's longest running comedies. 

This is the funniest show you are likely to see in your lifetime. Performed with gusto at a whirlwind pace, and with great delight, your heart will be won over, even for the most sceptical. William Shakespeare himself would have approved. 

Directed by Matt Taylor, with Jan Gluzsyk, Ashley Eyles and Jesse Apted performing all the characters and roles. 

Show Info

Babes in arms up to 2 years accepted

School Performance on Wed 7 Sep 7:30pm. 

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Please refrain from attending this event if you are feeling unwell or are carrying respiratory symptoms. For more information on Covid safety, please see Covid-Safe Visit

Mask Wearing 

Masks are no longer mandatory at the theatre, however we strongly encourage patrons to wear one.  

Our staff will be wearing facemasks to assist in keeping them healthy and to keep the show on the road.

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