The Frogs: Recroaked

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After deciding that the mortal world is distinctly lacking in the arts since the death of Lord Byron, Dionysus, the god of all things fun, decides to journey down to the underworld with his slave Xanthias, and bring Lord Byron back from the dead.
The Frogs: Recroaked at Stockwell Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: Stockwell Playhouse
Started: Tuesday 16 April 2019
Closed: Saturday 20 April 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 16+

Synopsis


The Frogs: Recroaked is a modern adaptation of Aristophanes' cheeky, political comedy, The Frogs.


After deciding that the mortal world is distinctly lacking in the arts since the death of Lord Byron, Dionysus, the god of all things fun, decides to journey down to the underworld with his slave Xanthias, and bring Lord Byron back from the dead.


Disguised as his older half-brother Herakles, Dionysus and Xanthias have to rely on their wit and charm to get past the strange inhabitants of the underworld including the mischievous frogs, a group of hippies, and sassy innkeepers; as well as negotiate a rift between Lord Byron and his former friend and fellow writer Mary Shelley.


Taking inspiration from both in TV, film, and theatre, including Charlie Chaplin, Complicité, Monty Python and The Mighty Boosh; The Frogs: Recroaked has been updated for a modern audience in the hope of bringing laughter and thoughtfulness just as the original play did back in 405 BC.


This adaptation tackles issues of today; such as gender roles, sexuality, and the power of artists in a political setting.


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208 Wandsworth Road
London SW8 2JU

Box office tel: 020 7720 6897

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 16 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 20 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

Cast


Tallulah Bond - Chorus

Malik Dapaah - Plouton

Sydney Feder - Mary Shelley

Alexandra Cole - Chorus

James Bruce - Lord Byron

Francesca Elise - Xanthias

Liam Hurley - Charon

Michaela Leslie - Chorus

Nancy Meakin - Chorus

Catherine Piner - E.W.G. & Cult Leader

Carol Morgan - Chorus

Grace Lilley - Chorus

Jac Norris - Dionysus

Zara Walwyn - Persephone


Creatives


Author: Edie Walwyn-Gaston
Composer: Ellen Kruger
Director: Zara Walwyn
Set designer: Constance Villemot
Costume designer: Anithra Wagiswara
Lighting: Callum Turnor
Sound: Ellen Kruger
Puppetry: Millie Wise

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