With all the news of the Olympics in the headlines here at the Swindon Arts Centre we are offering you an alternative night out! The Games.
This clown-based comedy based on the stories of the Ancient Greeks and the Olympic Games is with us on Friday 30 March at 8pm and is produced by Spike Theatre.
It’s an ‘undiscovered’ Aristophanes comedy telling the story of three Greek nobodies caught up in a celestial bet between Zeus, Hera and Hercules.
Our unwitting heroes: Stanzas (a terrible poet), Darius (the runt of the litter) and Hermaphrodite (born a girl) travel to compete in the ancient Olympics and take on the heroes of the sporting world with epic results for mankind.
The three actors play multiple roles in this production as they take on characters such as athletes, heroes, gods and goddesses. They sing, dance and fall about a lot against a backdrop of shadows and clever props with live and recorded music.
Spike Theatre is using clever theatrical techniques to tell a gripping story on stage to a live audience. Prepare to be amazed by the simple, yet clever piece of stunning visual theatre. Spike Theatre has been touring shows since 1997 and The Games is their 12th touring show. If you are looking forward to the Olympics in London this year then this is certainly a show for you. This production is based on the theme of the Olympics and an insight into how the Olympics used to run and what sports were included. This particular tour has proven a great hit with customers and has plenty of great reviews
“The Games is part Monty Python, part Aristotle, part musical farce, and is overall a very playful, enjoyable show.” – Hannah Friedman, Theatre Guide London’
For ages 12+ (contains scenes of simulated nudity)
To book tickets for The Games on Friday 30 March, priced £12, concessions £10, call the Arts Centre on 01793 614837.
To book online: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/146825