Adam Long (American actor)

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Adam Long is an American actor, writer, and the founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company. From 1987-2003 [1] he co-wrote and performed "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" [2] "The Complete History of America (abridged)",[3] "The Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show" for the BBC World Service, and "The Ring Reduced", a 30 minute condensation of Wagner's Ring Cycle for Channel 4 television.

In 1996, Long directed the Reduced Shakespeare Company's London production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" which was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1997,[4] and ran for 9 years at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus. Stage production licensing in the U S and Canada is by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.

Long left The Reduced Shakespeare Company in 2003. He then co-wrote and starred in The Barn,[5] an independent feature film which won a British Independent Film Award in 2004 - The Raindance Award, for the film which best embodies the spirit of independent filmmaking. In 2006, he wrote and performed Star Wars Shortened [1] [2] for Sky Movies, and The Condensed History of Tony Blair for BBC Radio 4 [3]. In 2007 he wrote and directed Dickens Unplugged, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.[6][7] The show was brought to Guildford in February, 2007,[8] and made its West End debut on May 23, 2008 at the Comedy Theatre.[9] It has been published as Dickens (abridged) by Broadway Play Publishing Inc. In 2008, he wrote and performed The Condensed History of Political Parties for BBC Radio 4 [4], and in 2009 The Condensed History of George W Bush, also for BBC Radio 4 [5][6].

From 2008 to the present, Adam has worked extensively in animation, writing for CBBC, CBeebies, Disney, Nickelodeon and Sprout. He is the voice of Mr. Small in series two-six of the BAFTA and Emmy Award winning The Amazing World of Gumball.

Adam Long currently resides in London.


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