Women in Power

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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

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

 

 

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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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  • 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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    Fri 23 Nov 2018 to Sun 6 Jan 2019

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    Tue 27 Nov - Sat 1 Dec

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