The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is Coming to Lane Cove

Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), a cult classic, contains all 37 of his plays – and sonnets – in just 97 minutes!

Described by the Los Angeles Herald as “Shakespeare written by Reader’s Digest, acted by Monty Python and performed at the speed of the minute waltz”, this hilarious binge of Bard  – is coming to Lane Cove courtesy of Lane Cove Theatre Company.  It’s part parody, part tribute, part party trick!

97 Minutes to Shakespeare Expert

Be the William Shakespeare guru in your family after just 97 minutes.

As the comedies aren’t anywhere nearly as funny as the tragedies, all sixteen have been condensed into ‘Four Weddings and a Transvestite’.  The history plays are transformed into a game of football, Othello is performed in rap and Titus Andronicus becomes a TV cookery programme.

For the finale, Hamlet is staged first as a psychological exploration of Hamlet’s Ego and Ophelia’s Id, then performed in a matter of minutes and, for the finale, performed backwards.

Multi-Talented Cast

A brilliant, multi-talented cast brings the Baird to the stage and includes Logan McArthur from Lane Cove.  The play is directed by Jess Davis.

Some Reviews

“What cheek! What nerve! What sheer, heavenly, unadulterated fun!” – Sunday Express.

“Forsooth, get thee to the delightfully fractured Complete Works!” – Los Angeles Herald.


Booking Details

Lane Cove Theatre Company presents

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield; directed by Jess Davis

7-22 February 2020 Friday, Saturday 7.30 pm, Sunday p.m.

The Performance Space @ St Aidan’s, Christina Street, Longueville

Tickets $27 / $22 conc / $20 groups $10+ / add $6 cheeseplate

Online bookings   


Friday 7 February 2020 7:30 PM
Saturday 8 February 2020 7:30 PM
Sunday 9 February 2020 2:00 PM
Friday 14 February 2020 7:30 PM
Saturday 15 February 2020 7:30 PM
Sunday 16 February 2020 2:00 PM
Friday 21 February 2020 7:30 PM
Saturday 22 February 2020 7:30 PM

No more FOMO – be a Lane Cove Legend