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Described as the topical comedy for 2007, Blake Morrison re-works Aristophanes' classic comedy, Lysistrata, to take on the great issues of our time - race, war, religion, terrorism and sexual morality - with disturbing hilarity. Itâs 2007 in the northern mill-town of Blackhurst and intolerable racial tensions are tearing the mixed community apart. Summat MUST to 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 âtil 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 play contains some sexually explicit language and is not suitable for children. World PremierePerformers Seema Bowri (Rukmini), Sally Carman (Carol), Becky Hindley (Lisa), Rebekah Hughes (Meryl), Michael Hugo (Will), Anthony Hunt, Chris Nayak, Eve Polycarpou, Simon Holland Roberts (Prutt), Barrie Rutter (Old Man Mars), Chook Sibtain (Amit), Jessica Taylor (Noor), Declan Wilson (Tyrone), Flo Wilson (Loretta), Chris Nayak (Iqbal), Eve Polycarpou (Mama Pax).
Author Blake Morrison. Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton. Company Northern Broadsides. Director Conrad Nelson. Design Jessica Worrall. Musical Director Rebekah Hughes.
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