Shakespeare comedy play coming to the Pasir Panjang Power Station in October

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will run from Oct 30 and feature three actors performing Shakespeare's 37 plays in 97 minutes.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 19 August 2021, 5:40 PM

Renowned for his plays which included an array of comedies, histories, and tragedies, William Shakespeare is still popular today, 405 years after dying.

Come Oct 30, “The Bard” (a nickname given to him since the 19th century meaning great poet), will be celebrated as the Singapore Repertory Theatre brings a Shakespeare comedy play to the Pasir Panjang Power Station called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

The show, which started in the 1980s in America before moving to London and becoming the city’s longest-running comedy, features three actors performing Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 97 minutes.

The three actors in the show will break the fourth wall and address the audience directly, while performing all of the poet’s plays in a madcap style, featuring Shakespeare mashups, song and dance numbers, and the fastest Hamlet you are ever likely to see.

The play will be held at 6pm and 9pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays, as well as 3pm and 6pm on Sundays.

Tickets are priced at $60 for shows on Oct 30, Oct 31 and Nov 2. Tickets for shows after Nov 2 are priced at $75 on Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays, and $85 for shows on Friday and Saturday.

Those who buy four tickets for any shows will get a 15 per cent discount. Tickets can be purchased at Singapore Repertory Theatre’s website or SISTIC from Aug 23.

Additionally, there will be a performance with audio descriptions on Nov 13 as well as a sign language interpreted performance on Nov 20, both at 6pm. Those who want to purchase tickets for these will have to email the Singapore Repertory Theatre.

All patrons will need to undergo an Antigen Rapid Test at the venue which will be provided at no cost to attendees. Patrons who have received their second vaccination dose at least 14 days before the date of the performance are exempt from Pre-Event Testing.

Love or hate Shakespeare, this play promises to provide 97 minutes of laughs!

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