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Lysistrata

Closed 29 Jun 2019

Cockpit Theatre

The Athenians, Spartans and Boetians have been at war for eleven long years. The warriors are still away fighting and dying for their cause with no sign of a reprieve, and their partners at home are growing restless, frustrated, and desperate.
Lysistrata at Cockpit Theatre

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Show details

Synopsis


Lysistrata [lie • sis • truh • tuh], written by Aristophanes, emerging in approximately 400BC, is a classic Greek comedy set in the Acropolis of Athens.


The Delta Collective have adapted this extraordinary text, which has been subject to censorship for centuries, for a non-binary world.


The play is funny, dark, sexy, and absurd.


The Athenians, Spartans and Boetians have been at war for eleven long years.


The warriors are still away fighting and dying for their cause with no sign of a reprieve, and their partners at home are growing restless, frustrated, and desperate.


Lysistrata gathers the community together and persuades those left behind to take away the one thing that those waging the war deeply desire ... sex.


Sexuality, politics and war are universal concerns in our society, and it is these themes that are at the root of the comedy and the controversy surrounding Lysistrata.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


The Delta Collective return to The Cockpit after their debut SELL OUT show 'Seven', with their 2019 Rep Company - comprised of 20 talented, diverse, early-career actors - and a sparkling new adaptation of the Greek classic, Lysistrata.

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 26 June 2019

Closes:Saturday 29 June 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Thursday - 2-30pm

Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
£10

Cast


Aimee Cassettari, Alexander Da Fonseca, Alex Kristoffy, Aoife Smyth, Dylan Frankland, Faisal Da Costa, Faye Derham, Ikky Elyas, Jack Dornan, Jamal Franklin, Kathleen O'Dougherty, Louis Rembges, Luke MacLeod, Pete MacHale, Rebecca Robinson, Robin Kristoffy, Stephanie Stevens, Yu Heng Li

Creatives


Author: Adapted by Alice Carlill, Alex Kristoffy, Robin Kristoffy and Luke MacLeod
Director: Olivia Stone
Production: The Delta Collective

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