The Complete Works of W.Shakespeare (Abridged)


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7 women

How do 7 women summarise Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 97 minutes?

Bangkok Community Theatre (BCT) will present the hilarious Shakespearean parody The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Creative Industries at M-Theatre on Petchaburi Road in March 2020. There will be 6 shows: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings, March 19th to 22nd, with additional matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is for those who love as well as those who hate Shakespeare; this play provides rip-roaring entertainment for everyone.

About the show/Synopsis

A multinational ensemble cast of 7 actresses take on the impossible: perform Shakespeare’s entire canon of 37 plays in 97 minutes.  Through football plays, rap songs, and outrageously condensed, comedy mash-up titles (like Four Weddings and a Transvestite), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) hilariously summarizes all of Shakespeare’s plays, using reenactments and audience participation. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, the play is famous for holding the (self-proclaimed) record for the shortest production of Hamlet at 43 seconds. An extremely popular play that ran in London for nine years and has enjoyed countless productions in various languages playing throughout the world, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) entertains and teaches audiences facts about Shakespeare while ensuring them a rollicking good time.

The show will be performed in English and will offer fun-filled entertainment for Adults and students age 12+. The play usually runs two hours including an intermission and should finish at approximately 9:30pm. Tickets at  B800 for adults and B600 for students may be purchased through the BCT website ( Early Bird Pricing at B600 for all available from February 1 to 21, 2020.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

When: 7:30pm 19, 20, 21, 22 March 2020; matinees (2:30pm) 21, 22 March 2020

Where: Creative Industries, M-Theatre, New Petchburi Road, Bangkok

Tickets: Early Bird tickets available from February 1 to 21, 2020:  600THB for Adult/Student.

Regular Tickets available from February 22, 2020:  800THB adult; 600THB student.

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more people.

For more info and ticket booking: or

BCT may be contacted at [email protected] or by phone at 081-741-0703.

Recommended for Adults and students age 12+

*We would like to thank Bangkok Patana School for their support of this madcap production.