Following a hugely successful season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, the Reduced Shakespeare Company are bringing their latest hit production to Melton Theatre early next year.
The three-man comedy troupe take long, serious subjects and reduce them to short, sharp comedies.
Their latest ambitious project takes them from the high brow to the low in the The Complete History of Comedy (abridged).
It covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin.
From cavemen telling Rock Rock jokes to Chris Rock and everything in-between, the Company leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 minutes.
Since 1981, ‘The Bad Boys of Abridgement’ have created nine stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots and numerous radio pieces.
Their first three shows, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), The Complete History of America (abridged) and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) enjoyed a nine-year run at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus.
Not only were they London’s longest-running comedies, but at one point the Reduced Shakespeare Company had more shows running in the West End than Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The show hits Melton as part of a four-month UK tour on Sunday, February 22 (7.30pm) and tickets are on sale priced at £16 for adults and £14 concessions.
They are available from the theatre box office by calling (01664) 851111 or from www.meltontheatre.co.uk