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Long Lost First Play poster

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

by Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin

Directed by Tom Massey

Australian Premiere

Season: 16th January - 13th February 2021
Preview night 15th January
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Running Time: 90 mins including a 15 min interval

Please read our COVID Safety Guidelines before booking or attending a performance. Note that face masks are now mandatory for all theatre audiences in Greater Sydney.

Please note this production makes use of smoke machines and flashing lights.

No door sales - please book before attending a performance to assist with Covid safety.

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This is the follow-up to The Complete Works of Shakespeare, a big success for us five years ago. Madness and mayhem guaranteed!

Juliet reconsiders

A brand new Shakespeare play has been discovered in a carpark in Leicester amidst some unimportant old bones. Written when the Bard was just a spotty 17 year old in Stratford, this thrilling manuscript seems to include the first drafts of all of his later body of work that we are familiar with today, all jumbled together in the one 100 hour play! Three Shakespearean enthusiasts have got their hands on the manuscript and are determined to present it to the good people of Sydney for the very first time ever!

Shakespeare arrives to save the day

Puck and Ariel battle it out in quest of the title of best fairy, Cleopatra falls for Eeyore's Bottom, Hamlet finds that Lady M is great at motivating him to be more of a 'to be' Hamlet instead of a 'not to be' Hamlet, while Lear's three daughters the weird sisters predict, incant, and prepare potions on a Scottish Moor. Since the full manuscript is over 100 hours, our gallant band may have to make some cuts during the performance, right before your eyes!

Production
DirectorTom Massey
Assistant DirectorMolly Haddon
Costume DesignSusan Carveth
Lighting DesignMehran Mortezaei

Crew
Stage ManagerHannah Dunwell
Lighting and Sound OperationCharlotte Launay
Christopher Wilks

Cast
Casey Martin
Paris Change
Riley Lewis

The cast introduce the show

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd