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Lysistrata, The Electrician’s Shop – Review

Credit: Anthony Hollis

Pros: Passionate performances and some great physical comedy. Cons: The action was sometimes too chaotic to follow. It’s a rare sight to be met by a marching army on an otherwise ordinary walk down a disused road to the theatre venue. The abandoned quality to the Trinity Buoy Wharf on the East India Docks made me wonder whether there really was an army barracks close by. Yet this unconventional welcome from the Fourth Monkey Ensemble is one among many signs ...

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Lysistrata, Riverside Studios

Aristophanes, adapted by Theatre Lab Company Directed by Anastasia Revi ★★★★ Pros: An explosively relevant and hilarious adaptation, with clean design, a multi-talented cast, and great original music. Cons: Elements of the re-imagining seemed slightly out of place, and some moments of the play appeared far more polished than others. Our Verdict: An exciting and impassioned update that provides no shortage of laughs during its quest to make a political and economic appeal. Courtesy of Theatre Lab Company Last March, ...

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