Actors’ modern take on ancient Greek comedy

Riotous and naughty, Actors of Dionysus are back in Buxton with a revival of their eye-popping, trouser-dropping comedy, Lysistrata.

In a high octane, enjoyable and bang up-to-date take on the ancient Greek classic, follow the heroine Lysistrata and the women of Greece as they find a unique way to stop a bloody war – by denying their men pleasures in the bedroom! As tensions mount, frustration erupts and certain pillars of the community reach bursting point, a battle of sexes ensues to restore peace.

This production of Lysistrata is a David Stuttard adaptation (BBC Radio 4) of Aristophanes’ classic comedy which combines physical theatre, slapstick and circus.

Actors of Dionysus are internationally renowned for performing modern adaptations of ancient Greek tragedies for more than 21 years.

Lysistrata will be performed at Buxton Opera House on February 24, at 7.30pm. Tickets £15, call 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

To win two tickets and a DVD of the show, complete the name of the company: Actors of ........

Email the answer, marking Lysistrata in subject box, with your name and contact details to: j.mather@boh.org.uk

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