Fourth Monkey Theatre to Kick Off 'Greek Season' with LYSISTRATA and RHESUS, June 9-21
As Europe commemorates the centenary of the start of the First World War, the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company makes a timely return to London's Trinity Buoy Wharf from 9th to 21st June, with its Greek Season featuring Aristophanes' Lysistrata and Rhesus (attributed to Euripides).
Set in a disused East London warehouse converted into a war bunker, the Greek Season runs in repertory and sees war through the eyes of both sexes in this timeless and apt programme. The bawdy comedy Lysistrata shows a female perspective as the woman of Greece seek to end the interminable Peloponnesian War by denying their menfolk sex, while Rhesus is a more sombre take on the subject, illustrating its confusion, uncertainty and treachery through an incident which occurs during the Trojan War.
The season is directed by Fourth Monkey Associate Director Ailin Conant, who is the Artistic Director of the award-nominated and critically acclaimed Theatre Témoin.
These promenade productions will be performed by students from Fourth Monkey's Two-Year Rep Actor Training Programme.
Based in London, multi-award nominated Fourth Monkey Theatre Company has evolved to become one of the most innovative actor training providers operating in the country today. The company offers a relevant, contemporary and forward-thinking training for actors across two courses of one or two years, with an emphasis on repertory theatre. Fourth Monkey has forged a viable path, subsequently followed by organisations such as the National Youth Theatre, for those looking for an alternative to traditional conservatoire training as a means of entering the industry. For more information, visit www.fourthmonkey.co.uk.
Please note: the Fourth Monkey Greek Season contains adult themes. 16+ advisory.
Venue: The Electricians' Shop, Trinity Buoy Wharf
64 Orchard Place, London E14 0JY
Tel: 0207 515 7153
Dates: Lysistrata: June 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th
Rhesus: June 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 21st
Tickets: £14 full, £12 concessions
Company website: www.fourthmonkey.co.uk
Venue website: www.trinitybuoywharf.com