Lisa's Sex Strike (Northern Broadsides tour, autumn 2007) At the Octagon until Saturday, Sept 22 then touring until November 30
A new version of Aristophanes' classic classic comedy "Lysistrata", in which women from two communities join forces to stop the war between their men by staging a sex strike. In this adaptation, the setting is a present-day town in the north of England, the women are white and Muslim, and their peace effort involves them occupying a local components factory.
The Guardian: A 2,500-year-old sex ban
The Observer: Sex? You'll be lucky
The Independent: No Sex Please We're Pacifists
The Yorkshire Post: Lisa's Sex Strike
East Anglican Daily: Perfect Play Makes Point
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