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Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 April, 7.30pm
Wednesday 25 & Saturday 28 April, 2pm
Running time approximately 80 minutes (no interval)
£15 (£13 concessions, £11 restricted view)
Suitable for ages 14+ (contains strong language and scenes of an adult nature)
Based on a translation from Aristophanes by Alan Sommerstein
Directed by Martin Berry
Designed by Lucy Bond
Costume design by Lizzie Butterick
Lighting Design by Richard Statham
The ancient world is gripped by a seemingly interminable war. With the men of Athens serving in the forces, the women of the city can take no more. In secret they meet with the enemy women and form a pact. The battle moves into the bedroom. No sex for the men unless the women get peace. First performed in 411 BC, this bawdy anti-war play remains one of the great comedies. Layered with themes of feminism, power and politics, we’re thrilled to present this contemporary adaptation in our sixth partnership with Nottingham New Theatre.
Please note: Friday's performance will be captioned.
University of Nottingham students are eligible to get their tickets for this performance at £5 - to claim this offer you must book in person at the Lakeside Box Office and present your UoN ID card. This offer is not valid on tickets which have already been purchased.
To view the schools package for this production, go to our Further & Higher Education page.
Available from 5.30pm in the Pavilion Cafe, with last orders 45 minutes before the start of the production.