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A Play, a Pie and a Pint

“The success of MacLennan's formula has been stunning”

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

David Maclennan and David Anderson have adapted Lysistrata, one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Pelopennesian War. Lysistrata oersuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace, a strategy however that inflames the battle between the sexes. X certificate!

Starring: Colin McCredie, Iain Robertson and Dave Anderson

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  1. alastair mcfarlane said;

    30 June 2010, 3:23 pm

    All of the cast worked together magnificently well in a superb ending to a brilliant season. No one could do anything other than guffaw at the outrageousness of the whole show not least the asides from the principles. It certainly deserves its X certificate …as well, of course, as greater exposure! The gallus humour came shining through in almost every line. We shared with the actors the fact that they were really enjoying themselves..and we have two new magical ugly sisters. What a show…what a finale…we needed something to lift our depressed spirits and the cucumbers certainly helped!

  2. Stephen Henson said;

    01 July 2010, 7:27 pm

    Oh the banter over a pie and a pint
    The Greeks have no idea how we can slight
    The glesca gods of booze, patter and agro
    All present here in a brammer of a show
    Colin and Ian grand dames indeed
    With Ian acting aff his heed
    Colin plots and plans and teeters
    With a chorus of chitonisko’ed tweeters
    Giving voice to songs by McLennan
    They croon and chirp through to the end an
    Stumbling over a line or two
    Do not corpse but see it through
    Lines may change or stuttered over
    Action flows and then they go for
    Ian’s big sex scene Dave’s the husband
    Erections to deal with in the club land
    Dave’s on to nowt though Ian leads him on
    No shag tonight with or without a Trojon
    Special visitors from Atlanta came to view
    Lost in translation I think we knew
    Peace breaks out there’s sex and panting
    Colin and Ian no more ganting
    Lights go out and curtain falls
    Crowd cheers on at the company’s balls
    What a way to spend an hour
    Pies all gone and plays all ower
    Lines though linger and will last
    Always able to raise a laugh
    Cleverly written composed and sung
    By a company cucumberly hung
    With nothing forthcoming from the treasury
    I’ve written this at my leisury (understand now?)

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