Adam Long's Dickens Abridged

Adam Long's Dickens Abridged.

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Theatre / music starring Matt Bateman, Andrew Gallo, Matthew Hendrickson and Martin Sarreal performed on the following days in August 2015...

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By Adam Long (co-founder of The Reduced Shakespeare Company), Dickens Abridged is a high-speed comic journey through Dickens' greatest hits, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations (complete with flaming bride), David Copperfield, Bleak House in less than 60 seconds, A Tale of Two Cities featuring a fully functioning guillotine, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, and, of course ... A Christmas Carol. A singing, dancing love letter to the life and works of the great man, Dickens Abridged is unlike any Dickens-based show you've ever seen before.

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From Adam Long, founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company and co-creator of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) comes Dickens Abridged - a fast-paced musical comedy. An absurdly talented cast of four bring hundreds of the great author's best-loved characters to life in 70 minutes of madcap Dickensian mayhem.

This wonderful show is a high-speed comic journey through Dickens' Greatest Hits, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations (complete with flaming bride), David Copperfield, Bleak House in less than sixty seconds, A Tale of Two Cities featuring a fully functioning guillotine, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, and, of course... A Christmas Carol.

It also delves into the bizarre-but-true story of Charles Dickens' own life, including his complicated romantic entanglements and his inexplicable enthusiasm for performing the bludgeoning scene from Oliver Twist over and over and over again.

A singing, dancing love-letter to the life and works of the great man and unlike any Dickens-based show you've ever seen before.


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Person Role
Matt Bateman Self
Andrew Gallo Self
Matthew Hendrickson Self
Martin Sarreal Self