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- THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged)
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
- Directed by Matt Rippy
- Featuring Gary Fannin, William Meredith and Matt Rippy
- Berkhamsted Civic Centre, Friday 29th July, 8:00pm
- In aid of Sunnyside Rural Trust
- Tickets Now Available!
The West End’s longest running comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), will hit the stage at Berkhamsted Civic Centre for one night only on Friday 29th July, in aid of Sunnyside Rural Trust. Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, a cast of merely three actors will endeavor to perform all 37 plays (plus 154 sonnets to boot) in 97 minutes! Attempting this impossible theatrical feat are bard boys Gary Fannin, William Meredith and Matt Rippy who combined know more about Shakespeare than at least a dozen of their best mates. Witness the carnage as these three Yanks, raised on X-Box and Southpark, tackle the greatest playwright in the English language. What could possibly go wrong?!
“stupendous, anchorless joy!” The Times
This Berkhamsted premiere of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) marks the launch of Berko Stage, a brand new theatre company made up of local theatre professionals dedicated to bringing quality theatre to the heart of Berkhamsted. Director and actor Matt Rippy was a member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company for many years, appearing in several West End productions and numerous tours around the world. He is joined by Reduced veterans Gary Fannin and William Meredith for this one off event for charity.
Sunnyside Rural Trust is a registered charity working for people with learning disabilities. Established in 1990, they operate from allotment sites in Berkhamsted, Northchurch and Hemel Hempstead. The charity provides a valuable and popular service which supports over 120 trainees each week to develop their skills and potential through social enterprise and horticultural activities.
Friday 29th July
Berkhamsted Civic Centre
161 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HB
Bar Open: 7:00pm
Running Time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes (including interval)
Tickets: Adults £18, 16 & Under £12
Box Office: www.berkostage.com/tickets
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact
Gemma Vine on 01442 863364 or [email protected].