Three thousand years on, the jury is still out as to just exactly how the Greek hero Achilles spent his childhood. Can it really be the case that he grew up on the island of Skyros in disguise as one of the king’s daughters? This classical myth is the springboard for a riotous evening of cross-dressing, war-mongering and parental headache set to an eclectic score that reels in style from Motown to Britten under a Greek-holiday overlay of Mikos Theodorakis.

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