Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival - Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

(Also known as The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged))

Watch as Benny Marama, Manonpagna Chin and Jonathan Hawthorn take you on a crazy pre-eminent rollercoaster ride through the 16th Century. We know the groans that come along with the mere mention of Shakespeare’s name, but we promise you that you’re going to spend your time laughing at his plays like you never thought you would before.

A cooking show, a rap, banter – The Complete Works is going to have you saying “I don’t know what I just watched, but I loved it!”

Directed by Toni Garson.


The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987 and later played at the Criterion Theatre in London, where it ran for nine years. It has since become one of the world’s most popular shows notable for holding the world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, clocking in at 43 seconds, as well as the fastest performance of Hamlet backwards, at 42 seconds.

Event times

Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent, SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton

New Zealand

Hamilton Gardens Website

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