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Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen is turned into a celebration of fun-filled and silly comedy sketches, slapstick, songs, dance, dumb gags, clever gags, music and women taking the lead.

350 BC. Athens. The country is in political turmoil. Recent wars and alliances have left Athenians no option but to take radical action: a government of women!

Women storm the Assembly, dressed as men, big fake beards, big shoes and a big vision - total equality! A world where power imbalance is eradicated and with it debt, greed and theft. But this has unintended and hilarious consequences...

Age guideline: 14+

Post show talk: Wednesday 

Duration: 1 hour 30mins with no interval

  • Wed 3 Oct 7:30 PM Captioned

    Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.

    £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Thu 4 Oct 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Fri 5 Oct 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 6 Oct 2:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 6 Oct 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00

To culminate our VOTE100 programme, our second OP80 co-production brings
together six leading female playwrights and a memorably funny comic cast, creating something fast, funny and fiercely political.
Laura Elliot
Programme Director

 

 

Book Tickets

  • Wed 3 October 7:30 PM
  • Thu 4 October 7:30 PM
  • Fri 5 October 7:30 PM
  • Sat 6 October 2:30 PM
  • Sat 6 October 7:30 PM

A Nuffield Southampton Theatres production in association with Oxford Playhouse

Based on Assemblywomen by Aristophanes

Written by Wendy Cope, Jenny Éclair, Suhayala El-Bushra, Natalie Haynes, Shappi Khorsandi, Jess Phillips, and Brona C Titley

Composed by Tim Sutton

Dramaturgy by Clare Slater

Directed by Blanche McIntyre

Designed by Jasmine Swan

Casting by Annelie Powell CDG

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Full Circle and Enjoy get 50% off a pair of tickets for opening night or Saturday matinee.

  • This musical comedy is an explosion of colour, noise, slapstick, song, and dance.
       
    Broadway World UK
  • Aristophanes reimagined by women proves both funny and clever.
       
    Stage
  • Rude, raucous reboot of radical Greek comedy.
       
    Guardian
  • Who knew classical literature could be so raucous, naughty and downright hilarious?!
       
    Jo Fisher Writes

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