Lysistrata – 2014 Edinburgh Fringe

In comparison with previous Fringe visits, I hadn't seen many plays and this – an adaptation of the Aristophanes' classic play, first performed in 411 BCE, of women going on a sex strike to end the Peloponnesian War – sounded interesting.

The original's large cast has been reduced to two women playing multiple parts, and the action set in 4014. It is also the men who are the ones who are about to stop having sex with their partners, because women run things, including fighting a long-running war.

Alas, the adaptation's language wasn't very good and the performances were much more suited to the Shakespearian monologues they are also doing for another show. Had I had more time in Edinburgh, I'd have happily seen that, but I walked out of this after about five minutes.


On at noon at George Next Door (venue 430) until the 12th August.

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