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Star Wars... Shortened!
All six films in twenty minutes...

09 August 2006  |  Written by   

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Ever watched all six movies in a row? Even for the most fervent of Star Wars devotees, one 794 minute session of galactic combat, epoch-defining characters, a green guy shooting first and something about the trade federation, can prove a colossal undertaking. Now, thanks to The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Adam Long, you can watch all your favourite scenes in the space of twenty minutes. Star Wars…Shortened!  will be the world's only fully authorised, comedic performance of all six films. "This is my boyhood dream” says Long. “In the space of twenty minutes I'm going to be Jabba the Hutt, Jar Jar Binks, Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker".
 
Star Wars…Shortened! will be performed exclusively at London’s Criterion Theatre on August 17. The comedy will be broadcast on Sky Movies ahead of their Star Wars saga screenings which begin on Saturday August 26, culminating in the UK television premiere of Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith on September 30.
 
For a chance to win tickets to see Star Wars…Shortened! performed live, head over to our competitions page.

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RE: Brilliant!
Yeah, I saw the original Shakespeare: Abridged show, one of the best nights out ever, and have read elsewhere that the Star Wars performance was genius! ... More

Posted by davemaul at 14:56 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Brilliant!
I went to see their "HollyWood" production this summer which was great fun and had audience participation at the end.You had to know your film quotes to get all of it though,I ended up suffering from lag laughter, there was so much put into the script. The guys are a huge fan of Starwars and their shows are peppered with gags about it."The Reduced" are becoming a bit of a franchise now. I shouldn't worry about getting it into twenty minutes,they can do the entire pe More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 12:36 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Brilliant!
it's up... or at least 1 minute of it is - www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh72PglcLq8p; I've heard that this won't be a one off - and that Sky/Reduced Shakespeare are in discussion with LucasFilm about doing it as their next show - anyone else heard this? More

Posted by davemaul at 12:19 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

Brilliant!
I went to see this tonight (thanks for the competition tickets guys!). It was brilliant. Difficult to write a review, given the brevity of the performance and the familiarity of the subject matter. Pissed myself laughing though. It'll also be available for viewing on the Sky Movies website soon, so do yourself a favour and go see it! More

Posted by dashley at 23:21 on 17 August 2006 | Report This Post

i'm going to go see a guy at the edinburgh festival who does the star wars orginal trilogy in an hour by himself! but i suppose this'll be a bit different as its all 6 films and in 20 mins. More

Posted by stargirl at 01:51 on 11 August 2006 | Report This Post

Phantom Menace... Shortened would be enough!
Is this not a little unlike those star wars animations one finds on a.com? More

Posted by keyzersaulsie at 15:35 on 10 August 2006 | Report This Post

I HOPE ITS A JAR JAR BINKS ONE MAN SHOW
No, really I do. I'll go kill myself now. More

Posted by billkiller at 13:45 on 10 August 2006 | Report This Post

Er....MartyW
Thats exactly the point, and where most of the hilarity will ensue, for petes sake, some people. More

Posted by EvilEye at 12:38 on 10 August 2006 | Report This Post

sounds class. matter of fact sounds so class that twenty minutes sounds too short! make it longer! we want more! and we haven't even seen it yet! More

Posted by billythehick at 21:24 on 09 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: 794 minutes down to 20 minutes....and they still have room for Jar Jar Binks?!
How are they gonna fit everything from star wars in it within just 20 mins running time of their show??? More

Posted by MartyW at 19:08 on 09 August 2006 | Report This Post

794 minutes down to 20 minutes....and they still have room for Jar Jar Binks?!
I've seen some of their other shows though, and my bet is they'll add a bit of what Lucas really is terrible with - decent humour. More

Posted by sinaplenty at 14:38 on 09 August 2006 | Report This Post

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