The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) archiveDissecting humour from Aristophanes to Zaltzman. The bad boys of abridgment deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 75 minutes. 'It's a show about wit. About quick minds. About what makes us laugh. And what's fair game for laughter. They are exhaustingly hilarious. And the scope of their humour knows no bounds' (Cincinnati Enquirer).


Author(s): Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor
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Archive listings for The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

Work type: Play.


Company Reduced Shakespeare Company. Director Reed Martin. Director Austin Tichenor.
3 Jun 15The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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29 May 15Swan Theatre, Worcester :: V107
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28 May 15Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
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27 May 15Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
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26 May 15Derby Theatre, Derby :: V1830193620
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24 May 15Lost Theatre, Outer London :: V211
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23 May 15The Mill Arts Centre (formerly The Mill), Banbury :: V794
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21 May 15G-Live, Guildford :: V0839845247
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20 May 15Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
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18 May 15Hounslow Arts Centre & Paul Robeson Theatre, Outer London :: V323
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16 May 15Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore :: V1731036448
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15 May 15Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
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14 May 15Blackwood Miners' Institute, Caerphilly :: V1424
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12 May 15Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple :: V883
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10 May 15City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds :: V973
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6 May 15Cast, Doncaster :: V1545109680
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5 May 15Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield :: V979
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18 Apr 15The Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Derry :: V1407763157
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17 Apr 15Down Leisure Centre, Downpatrick :: V1108
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14 Apr 15Town Hall Theatre, Galway :: V2019873713
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5 Apr 15Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
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4 Apr 15Assembly Rooms, Ludlow :: V113
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2 Apr 15The Core (formerly the Library Theatre Arts Complex), Solihull :: V157
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1 Apr 15Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
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31 Mar 15Meres Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham :: V447
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29 Mar 15Camberley Theatre (previously Artslink), Camberley :: V698
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28 Mar 15Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli :: V819218539
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27 Mar 15Theatr Brycheiniog (Brecon Theatre), Brecon :: V1067
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26 Mar 15Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan :: V1004
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25 Mar 15Wyvern Theatre, Swindon :: V928
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24 Mar 15Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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23 Mar 15Courtyard, Hereford :: V101
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21 Mar 15Hertford Theatre, Hertford :: V11900172
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19 Mar 15The Lights, Andover :: V01975093207
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18 Mar 15Regent Centre, Christchurch :: V904
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14 Mar 15The Playhouse, Harlow :: V40
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13 Mar 15Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
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12 Mar 15Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln :: V0251629711
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11 Mar 15Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead :: V45
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10 Mar 15Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (WCMD)/Raymond Edwards Building/Anthony Hopkins Centre, Cardiff :: V01146970443
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6 Mar 15The Berry Theatre, Hedge End :: V1619382763
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5 Mar 15Hafren (formerly Theatre Hafren), Newtown :: V852
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4 Mar 15Gwyn Hall, Neath :: V01749971732
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2 Mar 15 to 3 Mar 15The Quarry Theatre at St Luke's, Bedford :: V0884970691
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1 Mar 15Gulbenkian Arts Centre, Canterbury :: V673
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28 Feb 15Connaught Theatre, Worthing :: V725
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26 Feb 15Brook Theatre, Chatham :: V1419
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25 Feb 15Octagon Theatre, Yeovil :: V919
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22 Feb 15Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray :: V437
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21 Feb 15Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
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20 Feb 15Town Hall, Loughborough :: V02111941779
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19 Feb 15The Civic, Barnsley :: V959
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7 Feb 15Waterside Arts Centre, Sale :: V0383692381
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31 Jan 15Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
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29 Jan 15Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
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25 Jan 15Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
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31 Jul 14 to 25 Aug 14Pleasance, Edinburgh :: V1282
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