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“The Watermill can be proud of its young actors.” Newbury Weekly News

By Ade Morris

Presented by The Watermill Young Company

Wed 09 Nov 2011 - Sat 12 Nov 2011

A new high farce loosely based on Aristophanes' Lysistrata

Candy Frinton is leader of the Clodly Light Opera And Drama Society (CLODS), she is also the only member - until tonight. Following Candy’s call to arms, a small nucleus of interested new female members, and one man, assemble in Clodly village hall.

The women are having difficulty with their men; their promiscuous, spendthrift and warlike ways, are clearly screwing things up for Clodly.

The women decide to do something about it - by putting on a play... Candy’s choice is Lysistrata by Aristophanes - in which the women of Athens go on sex strike until the men mend their ways, are kind to their women, and let peace and harmony come to the world.  

But who is the intriguing victim of amnesia discovered that night in the village hall broom cupboard?

Tickets: £11 and £6.50 concessions

The Watermill Young Company is supported by
The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation

Image courtesy of Edward Alderton Theatre and John Midlane


Performance Times
Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 November at 7.30pm
Saturday 12 November at 6.30pm


Directed by Ade Morris
Designed by James Cotterill
Lighting by Lawrence T Doyle