Get­ting a joke can take ages

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ON SHOW -

APOP­U­LAR the­atre company will give a 90 minute les­son on the his­tory of com­edy when it comes to a Bucks the­atre next week.

They have skew­ered his­tory, the Bi­ble and the world’s most cel­e­brated play­wright, and now the Re­duced Shake­speare Company tack­les the sub­ject it was born to re­duce.

The Com­plete His­tory of Com­edy (abridged) will be per­formed at The El­giva, in St Mary’s Way, on Tues­day.

Fol­low­ing a hugely suc­cess­ful, crit­i­cally ac­claimed sea­son at the Ed­in­burgh Fes­ti­val Fringe 2014, the Re­duced Shake­speare Company will set-out to re­duce the UK to tears of laugh­ter this year.

Tick­ets to The Com­plete His­tory of Com­edy (abridged) are far more af­ford­able than tick­ets to an amuse­ment park, but you will come away with the same feel­ing of nau­sea and mo­tion sick­ness.

From the high-brow to the low and ev­ery­thing in-be­tween, the bad boys of abridg­ment leave no joke un­told as they de­con­struct the en­tire his­tory of com­edy in 90 rol­lick­ing min­utes.

Tick­ets cost £16 (full) and £14 (conc). To book call the the­atre’s box of­fice on 01494 582 900 or visit www.el­

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