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The Fourth Monkey Theatre Company has announced its Greek Season to play in repertoire at The Electricians' Shop in Trinity Buoy Wharf near Canning Town, east London, from 09 Jun to 21 Jun 2014.
Specifically for these productions, a disused warehouse has been converted into a war bunker, where the two greek plays depict war through the eyes of both sexes to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The two shows to be performed in repertoire are:
Lysistrata, by Aristophanes. The bawdy comedy shows a female perspective as the women of Greece seek to end the interminable Peloponnesian War by denying their menfolk sex.
Rhesus, attributed to Euripides - a more sombre take on the subject of war, illustrating its confusion, uncertainty and treachery through an incident which occurs during the Trojan War.
Due to adult themes, the recommended age for attendance is 16+.
The cast for the Greek Season will be comprised of students from Fourth Monkey's Two-Year Rep Actor Training Programme. They will be directed by Ailin Conant. The creative team features scenic design by Lucy Read, lighting by Pablo Fernandez Baz, sound by Jamie Flockton, and movement by Angela Gasparetto.
The Greek Season is produced by Steven Green and Fourth Monkey.