The Bible cut down to size by Reduced Shakespeare scallywags

Reduced Shakespeare Company The Word Of God
Reduced Shakespeare Company The Word Of God

The rascals at the Reduced Shakespeare Company don’t just take the rise out of the Bard with their breakneck reboots of classic texts.

Now they’re having a crack at the greatest story ever told – and their take on The Bible will be on stage at The Ark Theatre in Borehamwood next month.

The Bible: The Complete word of God (Abridged) promises an irreverent romp through the highlights of the good book.

The show will be at The Ark on Thursday, March 6 – call 01224 641 122 for box office details of visit

The show, written by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, follows in the company’s proud tradition of taking long, serious subjects and reducing them to short, sharp comedies.

Since 1981, the bad boys of abridgement have created eight stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots and numerous radio pieces – all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over.

The Bible is one of the cornerstone shows of the company’s repertoire and has been a long-running West End success story.

The Borehamwood date is part of a nationwide tour and The Ark is the appropriate venue if you want to see them tackle big questions like whether Adam and Eve had navels, did Moses really look like Charlton Heston and why isn’t the word ‘phonetic’ spelled the way it sounds?

The trio at the heart of the show promise that whether you are Christian or atheist, Muslim or Jew, agnostic or Jedi, you will be tickled by this romp through old time religion.