Lysistrata: The Disco Vaudeville Rock'n'Roll Musical

Lysistrata: The Disco Vaudeville Rock'n'Roll Musical. Copyright: BBC.

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Twenty-first century meets 400 BC in this modern classical battle of the sexes. Featuring original music, dance, puppetry, battle scenes. 'The musical numbers will echo in your head for days' (News Times). More quotes: 'The music wonderfully expresses the play's make-love-not-war theme with driving disco, rock 'n' roll, gospel and show tune rhythms' (News Times). 'Moments of sheer genius ... superb voices, dances and fights' (One4Review.com on Romeo & Juliet - A Rock and Roll Love Story). 'A triumph, shimmering with energy, stunning' (Scotsman on Enemy: Project Ibsen).

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Make Love Not War.

This is Aurora's twelfth trip to the Fringe with another stunningly original show.

This fresh adaptation breathes new 21st Century life into this satirical comedy written by Aristophanes in 411 BC. This contemporary age old battle of the sexes is penned by Sal Trapani, who also composed the music and is directing. There are plenty of songs, dance numbers, including battle scenes, physical comedy, a tap battle, puppetry, priapism and a hilarious chorus of Florida senior citizens.

It tells the story of an Athenian woman, Lysistrata, who convinces the women of Greece to withhold sex from their husbands until all agree to stop fighting. The show demonstrates how a woman's vision and ideas can heal a nation.

Songs include: Drunk on Love, Hard Being A Woman, Chastity, Make A Change, Fire and Smoke.

This compelling and sexy show will have the audience dancing in the aisles - if they can stop laughing long enough. Sal Trapani is a New York director with a long list of impressive credits to his name. Liz Popiel is an Emmy-Award winning designer. New York veterans Lisa Renee Jordan (costumes) and Scott Cally (Lighting) round out the design team.