The bibliophile’s dream

It’s a bibliophile’s dream, experience all the great books in one night and it’s coming to a theatre near you.   On Thursday 18th October and Friday, 19th, the Reduced Shakespeare Company will distil all the world’s greatest books into one night of fun and frolics. The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe known for talking long serious subjects and rendering them into short, sharp comedies. Other subjects to receive the ‘reduced’ treatment include William Shakespeare, America, the Bible. If that hasn’t impressed you sufficiently, then you’ll be delighted to learn that the RSC have even ‘reduced’ Glenroe.   In All the Great Books (abridged), The RSC condenses some of the World’s Great Books into a 90-minute roller-coaster ride of hilarious comedy. Anyone who has ever read a book (and indeed those who haven’t!), whether it be Harry Potter, the Bible or Treasure Island will enjoy this whirlwind trip through the RSC’s brand new comic show. So buckle up and hop aboard as these comic geniuses zip through everything you didn’t get around to reading in school. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the wittiest, most intelligent and funniest comedy troupes in the world on your doorstep.   For further information, call Roscommon Arts Centre on (090) 66 25824.