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Reduced Shakespeare Company to do TV series Lost... five seasons in ten minutes?

22/01/2010. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company theatre troupe have condensed five seasons into a fast-paced flight through the scifi story of the Oceanic plane crash survivors, aka Lost Reduced. The world premiere is to be held in London on Thursday 28th January 2010. The production will also be filmed for internet broadcast as well as on Sky cable.

Austin Tichenor, co-author of Lost Reduced with Reed Martin told SFcrowsnest.com, "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!"



Martin and Tichenor are managing partners of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and will perform Lost Reduced with long-time company member Matt Rippy.

Lost co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse granted permission for the production to go ahead.

Tickets will be given away to fans through a series of online competitions and radio promotions.

The final season of Lost launches in the UK, we are told, on Sky1 HD and Sky1 on Friday 5th February 2010 at 9pm.

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