Saucy new take on ancient classic

Be prepared to laugh your clothes off when Derby Live Community Theatre stages Lysistrata from June 29 to July 2 at Derby Theatre.

The company will be embarking on their most riproaring and risque endeavour to date when they present a new adaptation of the play by Aristophanes.

Lysistrata (Liz to you) is one in a million. The original embodiment of girl power in a man’s world where women’s only weapon is sex. The women are all tired of playing widow to the war games, so Liz leads them into battle to win back their men – by staging a sexual siege!

But who will surrender first? Will peace (and love) break out? To find out this – and to learn more about the true extent and size of men and women’s sexual appetites then why not get frisky with Derby Live Community Theatre this summer.

Pete Meakin, director of Lysistrata, said: “The Ancient Greeks were much ruder than us. The language of their comic drama was earthier than many of our present-day plays. And their political satire was bolder than almost anything we

meet in our media today.

“Thus, a modern version of an ancient classic such as Lysistrata offers tremendous scope to the Derby Live Community Theatre. It allows us to let our hair down, to laugh out loud, and to pour scorn upon the idiotic directives and initiatives which continue to emanate from our political leaders. It allows us to have a great time at their expense.”

Lysistrata is a fantastic, feel-good, laugh-out-loud night at the theatre and aims to offer a perfect excuse for an adults-only night away from the little loved ones where you may even feel the flames of

desire rekindling for you and your ‘other half’!

Tickets to see Lysistrata at Derby Theatre are £8-£13 (for obvious reasons there is no ticket rate for children).

For more information and to book tickets, call the Derby Live box office on 01332 255800 or visit www.derbylive.co.uk. The recommended viewing age is 15 years-plus.