Just over a year and a half ago a trio of travelling actors from the RSC (The Reduced Shakespeare Company) came across the greatest discovery ever: the long lost first play of William Shakespeare.
Strangely enough this momentous discovery was not reported by the papers. They seemed to care more about minor things like natural disasters, BREXIT and Trump (though many thought they were the same thing).
Anyway what this intrepid trio found was a 400 year old, 400 hour long first play written by none other than the 17 year old William Shakespeare.
It contained all one thousand six hundred and sixty-five characters and such immortal lines as ‘Beware the Ides of February’
Now Unifaun Theatre productions proudly presents for the first time in Malta: ‘William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)’.
Aware of the great responsibility thrust upon it and the large cast this enterprise required, Unifaun wanted to engage the service of some of the biggest names in the business. Instead Unifaun Theatre presents Nathan Brimmer, Joe Zammit and stand-up comedian James Ryder.
Together they will attempt to reduce this 400 hour long play with over 1,600 characters to a mere 90 minute with three actors, hoping against all odds, that no one will notice.
Will they manage it? Will they get in all those characters without getting their iambic in a twist? (Painful!) Will they keep Shakespeare academics happy? Who cares!!
The Production is part of Spazju Kreattiv’s Theatre Season and is produced by Unifaun Theatre Productions. The performances will take place between 7 to 22 October 2017, with the performances on the 7th and 8th sold at a reduced price. Tickets can be booked on www.kreattivita.org. For more info call the helpful stuff at St James Cavalier on 21223216.
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