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Northern Broadsides and the Octagon Theatre, Bolton present
THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2007 Matinee: Saturday 27 October 2pm A new version of Aristophanes' classic comedy Lysistrata by Blake Morrison. It’s 2007 in the northern mill-town of Blackhurst and intolerable racial tensions are tearing the mixed community apart. Summat MUST be done, and sharpish. Radical behaviour requires a radical plan and Lisa hatches an outrageous plot to encourage peace - a sex strike - no more nooky ‘til the fighting stops, with riotously funny consequences. But as the women of Blackhurst strive towards love…not war…they make a disturbing discovery that turns their local dispute into a demonstration of global proportions. This production will coincide with the release of the major film version of Morrison’s prize-winning autobiography 'When Did You Last See Your Father?' starring Colin Firth and Jim Broadbent. Suitable for ages 16+