Lysistrata is set in an Athens at war. The men are fighting or dead. Humanity is suffering. One woman is sick of it.

Taking matters into her own hands, Lysistrata calls the women of all the warring factions to gather in the city with one mission to bring about peace. The men however, resist this idea. The battle lines are drawn…

Highlighting the politics and the darkness of this ancient comic text, Kidbrooke’s award-winning company presents a rarely performed adaptation by Laurence Housman, writer, pacifist and human rights activist, first performed in 1911 in support of the Suffragette movement.

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