A quick retelling of the Bible at Kettering Arts Centre

Reduced Shakespeare Company
Reduced Shakespeare Company

Anyone who thought the Bible was a tad long-winded will find themselves corrected if they drop in to Kettering Arts Centre next week.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company, known for comically abbreviating and retelling long literary texts, will be staging its latest show, entitled The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (abridged).

The “bad boys of abridgement” will be tackling the great theological questions such as did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And, why isn’t the word phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

The company’s first three shows: The Complete Works Of Shakespeare (abridged), The complete History Of America (abridged) and The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (abridged), enjoyed a nine-year run at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus.

A spokesman said: “Not only were they London’s longest-running comedies, but at one point The Reduced Shakespeare Company had more shows running in the West End than Andrew Lloyd Webber.”

The show will be held on Saturday, February 22, at 7.30pm at the centre in Rockingham Road.

Tickets cost £15 or £13. Ring 01536 513858 (except Fridays) or see www.ketteringartscentre.co.uk.