The final series of Lost starts on ABC on February 2nd in the US, and on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on February 5th in the UK. To celebrate, we’re condensing the last 5 seasons into less than 10 minutes and performing it in front of a live invited audience of Lost fans.
The event takes place in Covent Garden, London on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm and is by invitation only.
However, if you didn’t win tickets through our guessing game on Twitter or Facebook, there’s still a chance. Email your name, contact number and the email address of your plus one to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winners will then be selected and notified if they have received tickets on Tuesday 26th January. Good luck!
With the hotly anticipated sixth and final season of LOST launching on February 5th, Sky1 HD is proud to announce LOST REDUCED – a specially created ten minute play from the widely acclaimed Reduced Shakespeare Company.
The celebrated comedy theatre troupe have condensed all five seasons into a fast paced flight through the story of the Oceanic plane crash survivors. The world premiere is to be held in London on Thursday 28th January, performed for an intimate audience of competition winners. The production will also be filmed for internet broadcast as well as on the Sky Platform’s Anytime service.
Conceived by Brothers and Sisters Creative for Sky1 HD the proposal was warmly received by the Reduced Shakespeare Company who quickly agreed to write and perform LOST REDUCED. Austin Tichenor, co-author of Lost Reduced with Reed Martin enthused “We are all ginormous fans of Lost. We’ve followed every twist and turn in the labyrinthine plot since the very beginning. Being trusted to reduce the first five seasons to just ten minutes is a humongous responsibility. All the years we spent poring over Oceanic Airline flight manifests and arcane theories of time-travel will not have been in vain. We can’t wait to see the final season! Damon and Carlton will explain everything!”
“Yeah, sure they will,” grumbled Martin.
Martin and Tichenor are managing partners of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and will perform Lost Reduced with long-time company member Matt Rippy.
Co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse have praised the idea and granted permission for the production to go ahead.
Sophie Jones, Controller of Marketing, Sky1 HD, Sky1, 2 & 3 says: “When Brothers and Sisters brought this idea to us it immediately leapt out as far too good to pass up and we swiftly commissioned the script. We feel this offers a really unique interpretation of LOST that will delight both the dedicated fans and bring everyone right up to date in advance of the season 6 launch. We’re enormously grateful that executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse along with ABC Studios have given the project their blessing.“
Tickets will be given away to fans through a series of online competitions and radio promotions. If you didn’t win tickets through the RSC’s guessing game on Twitter, there’s still a chance. Email your name, contact number and the email address of your plus one to email@example.com.
The winners will then be selected and notified if they have received tickets on Tuesday 26th January.
LOST REDUCED is written and performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company with the project overseen by Sophie Jones and Brothers and Sisters Creative for Sky1.
The final season of LOST launches on Sky1 HD and Sky1 on Friday 5th February at 9pm.
This just in: We have added three performances of Completely Hollywood (abridged) to our Winter 2010 tour. On February 10, 2010, we’ll be performing a benefit performance at and for the Santa Rosa Junior College theater arts department. And then on February 12 & 13 we’ll be performing at the historic Sebastiani Theater in Sonoma, CA as a benefit for both the Sebastiani Theater and the Sonoma Valley High School Drama Department.
*** We’ll give a special prize to anyone who attends all three performances – a free autograph in the lobby after the final Sebastiani show! Okay, okay, we’re busted. We sign autographs in the lobby after every performance…
RSC writer, actor, and managing partner Reed Martin has returned to his roots of performing in white-face and terrifying children by writing and directing “Clown Show” for Napa Valley College in northern California.In addition to graduating from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in theatre and from UC San Diego with an MFA in Acting, Reed is also a graduate of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and a veteran of over 1,000 performances with the legendary circus.
The Podcast Awards have rolled around again, and it’s time to nominate the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast in the Cultural/Arts category. The RSC Podcast was nominated in that category for the last two years, based solely on nominations from its fans. We hope you’ll do it again! Go to The Podcast Awards website and enter Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast in the Cultural/Arts category, plus our URL then submit your name and email and boom, you’re done.
A huge golf tournament and fundraising event will be held this Sunday October 5 to benefit Lisa Croke, the wife of RSC member Matthew Croke who succumbed to cancer July 23rd. The money raised will help retire the extraordinary medical costs Matt and Lisa’s insurance didn’t cover, as well as add to an education fund for their daughters Haley, Kelly, and Molly. Sunday would have been Lisa’s 40th birthday. To make a contribution, you can mail a check (in whatever currency!), made out to Lisa Croke Medical Fund, to:Brad Baldufc/o Matt and Lisa Croke1011 Par DriveAlgonquin, IL 60102USAFor raffle tickets and silent auction information, please email Jennifer Balduf at jbnj7 at comcast.net. And for more information about Lisa Croke and how you can contribute, please visit the Lisa’s Hope website.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company is working with one of the UK’s leading charities ok2b to challenge inaccurate and discriminating representations of mental distress in the media.Click here for more information about this worthwhile cause.
Click here:www.podcastawards.comand nominate the RSC Podcast as Best Produced in the Arts Category. We’d like to say, “Vote early and vote often!” but multiple nominations in multiple categories will be disqualified. Stupid rules!Here are some more rules and regulations:You can nominate / submit Podcasts One Time Only.You can nominate a show for Podcast of the Year or Best Produced, and also submit it to an individual categoryYou should not submit the same show in multiple categories with the exception of above.Duplicate nominations will result in nominations being thrown out!Do not abuse the system and submit a single show in multiple categories!The nomination form will contain the following:Podcast name you are nominatingPodcast URL.Your NameYour Verifiable E-mail AddressComments are critical so the reviewing team understand why a show is deserving of being nominated to the category.More information can be found at http://www.podcastawards.com/Thanks for your support!