“(NOTE: On 27 January, 2014, less than 24 hours after this was posted, the artistic council of the theatre reversed its ban and the Newtownabbey Borough Council voted to uphold the artistic leadership of the theatre. Still – enjoy.)In a move that has put the RSC into the middle of an international media event, Theatre At The Mill cancelled what would have been the first two performances of our three-month, sixty-city UK tour of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged). Co-author Austin Tichenor and producer Davey Naylor discuss what it’s been like scrambling to deal with the fallout, and talk about overwhelming shows of support, the difficulty of rescheduling, important theological questions, linguistic errors, evocations of John Cleese, support from Christians and Atheists alike, and the point that just because we’re laughing doesn’t mean we don’t take the Bible quite seriously. (Length 21:13)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]continues its smash hit UK tour! Buy tickets now before the tourcloses on November 16. If you miss the show on tour you’ll have one last chance to see the show at the Park Theatre in London from December 2-8. And here’s the big announcement: Due to popular demand The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)will tour England starting in January 2014. More details soon!
Why? asks a bewildered nation. Read on…We were very disturbed by the recent Vision Critical survey that suggests contemporary children have no idea who Shakespeare is and that more than a quarter of adults haven’t read his plays. And as for the final kick in the codpiece that nobody even knows Shakespeare was British? We blame ourselves.Continue reading
“It’s been too long! This summer we return to England for the European premiere of The Complete World of Sports (abridged) – just in time to coincide with some minor international sporting event that will apparently be there at the same time. Featuring the number of weeks we’ll be there (11), the places we’ll be playing (many), the West End theatre we’ll be returning to (not the one you probably think), memories of UK performances past, speculation about how the Olympics will affect West End ticket sales, a special appearance by Rich Fulcher from The Mighty Boosh, and excerpts from a live performance of the show. (Length 21:06)
“LIVE! from Virgin Atlantic Flight #8….and from a UK Taxi….and from various cafes and pubs all over London. Reed and Austin discuss the various business hoops one has to jump through in order to set up a tour of Great Britain. Featuring detours to Holland, a reduced Oscar post-mortem, some big news about an award nomination, a special appearance by the Ryan Seacrest of the RSC, and the arrival of the newest RSC member! (MP3. Length 21:02)