The Common Chorus
By Tony Harrison;
Director: Alan Cox;
Performed by BA (Hons) Acting - Musical Theatre students
The Common Chorus is a version of the anti-war comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Set in 1986, the women of the Greenham Common peace camp rehearse a performance of the play about a sex-strike in Athens in 411BC for the benefit of the guards stationed at the air-base. Featuring strong language and graphic imagery, Harrison’s relocating of the classic story to the Thatcher era explores the creative and destructive forces at play in human sexuality and power politics at the height of the nuclear arms race.
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