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

Bangkok Community Theatre 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 six shows: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Saturday evenings, March 19th to 21st, with additional matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday 22nd.

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.

A multinational ensemble cast of seven 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 summarises all of Shakespeare’s plays, using re-enactments 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 aged 12+. The play usually runs two hours including an intermission and should finish at approximately 9:30pm. Tickets at THB800 for adults and THB600 for students may be purchased through the BCT website (

BCT may be contacted at or by phone at 081-741-0703.