The Stevenage Lytton PlayerspresentLysistrata by Aristophanes5th to 8th April 2017The Lytton Theatre StevenageLysistrata has
The Stevenage Lytton Players
5th to 8th April 2017
The Lytton Theatre Stevenage
Lysistrata has planned a meeting between all of the women of Greece to discuss the plan to end the Peloponnesian War. As Lysistrata waits for the women of Sparta, Thebes, and other areas to meet her she curses the weakness of women. Lysistrata plans to ask the women to refuse sex with their husbands until a treaty for peace has been signed. Lysistrata has also made plans with the older women of Athens (the Chorus of Old Women) to seize the Akropolis later that day. The women from the various regions finally assemble and Lysistrata convinces them to swear an oath that they will withhold sex from their husbands until both sides sign a treaty of peace. This play is hilarious, slapstick and over the top! It does involve a lot of sexual innuendo and is very cheeky.
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