“A post-performance run-down of how the filming of Lost Reduced went and how it came to be. Featuring spoilers about special effects, the various entendres of “brands in hands“, special appearances from both Adrian Scarborough from Gavin and Stacey and Sophie Jones from Sky-TV, and how a hot and bright reduced writing and rehearsal process can sometimes lead to greatness. Reduced greatness, but still… (MP3. Length 20:40)
“Flying from California to Dallas shouldn’t be this fraught with excitement and adventure. But oy, was it fraught. Fraughter than we thought. An extra day’s rehearsal goes down the drain as we struggle and fail to avoid a weather system in Phoenix, the likes of which nobody’s ever seen before. Because it’s in Phoenix. Featuring a special appearance by Ron Bottitta from Lost, and the dangers of playing to a hometown crowd. (MP3. Length 18:18)
The final series of Lost starts on ABC on February 2nd in the US, and on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on February 5th in the UK. To celebrate, we’re condensing the last 5 seasons into less than 10 minutes and performing it in front of a live invited audience of Lost fans.
The event takes place in Covent Garden, London on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm and is by invitation only.
However, if you didn’t win tickets through our guessing game on Twitter or Facebook, there’s still a chance. Email your name, contact number and the email address of your plus one to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winners will then be selected and notified if they have received tickets on Tuesday 26th January. Good luck!
With the hotly anticipated sixth and final season of LOST launching on February 5th, Sky1 HD is proud to announce LOST REDUCED – a specially created ten minute play from the widely acclaimed Reduced Shakespeare Company.
The celebrated comedy theatre troupe have condensed all five seasons into a fast paced flight through the story of the Oceanic plane crash survivors. The world premiere is to be held in London on Thursday 28th January, performed for an intimate audience of competition winners. The production will also be filmed for internet broadcast as well as on the Sky Platform’s Anytime service.
Conceived by Brothers and Sisters Creative for Sky1 HD the proposal was warmly received by the Reduced Shakespeare Company who quickly agreed to write and perform LOST REDUCED. Austin Tichenor, co-author of Lost Reduced with Reed Martin enthused “We are all ginormous fans of Lost. We’ve followed every twist and turn in the labyrinthine plot since the very beginning. Being trusted to reduce the first five seasons to just ten minutes is a humongous responsibility. All the years we spent poring over Oceanic Airline flight manifests and arcane theories of time-travel will not have been in vain. We can’t wait to see the final season! Damon and Carlton will explain everything!”
“Yeah, sure they will,” grumbled Martin.
Martin and Tichenor are managing partners of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and will perform Lost Reduced with long-time company member Matt Rippy.
Co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse have praised the idea and granted permission for the production to go ahead.
Sophie Jones, Controller of Marketing, Sky1 HD, Sky1, 2 & 3 says: “When Brothers and Sisters brought this idea to us it immediately leapt out as far too good to pass up and we swiftly commissioned the script. We feel this offers a really unique interpretation of LOST that will delight both the dedicated fans and bring everyone right up to date in advance of the season 6 launch. We’re enormously grateful that executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse along with ABC Studios have given the project their blessing.“
Tickets will be given away to fans through a series of online competitions and radio promotions. If you didn’t win tickets through the RSC’s guessing game on Twitter, there’s still a chance. Email your name, contact number and the email address of your plus one to email@example.com.
The winners will then be selected and notified if they have received tickets on Tuesday 26th January.
LOST REDUCED is written and performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company with the project overseen by Sophie Jones and Brothers and Sisters Creative for Sky1.
The final season of LOST launches on Sky1 HD and Sky1 on Friday 5th February at 9pm.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic squanders his celebrity this week by reflecting on his art, craft, influences, aspirations, and beauty tips. Featuring awesome practical advice (where to record for that cool ambience, how to avoid drive-by shootings), inspirational life lessons (sometimes accordion lessons can lead to greatness), and a special appearance by Ron Bottitta from Lost, it’s a veritable nerdapalooza! (MP3. Length 23:17)