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Let The Games begin

Critically acclaimed Olympics comedy comes home for the weekend

Published on March 22nd 2012.


Let The Games begin

CREATED and produced in Liverpool, The Games is one of only a handful of officially licensed "Inspired by London 2012" theatre productions in the UK. 

This sharp-witted comedy is winning critical acclaim from everyone who sees it. For example: “Definitely triple gold” says The Stage, and "Hilarious from beginning to end".

The Games has been devised  by our very own Spike Theatre and started on the blocks at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. Now it is on national tour, coming home to the Unity this weekend.
It's the story of three Greek nobodies caught up in a celestial bet; 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.

Jointly directed by Spike's Mark Smith and Toby Park (Spy Monkey) who has also composed the original music and songs featured in the show, it stars Liam Tobin, Keddy Sutton and Mark Keemar Smith. 

Billed as an "undiscovered’ Greek comedy, The Games incorporates sporting equipment with a thousand uses, an original musical score, clown, shadow puppetry and scenes of simulated nudity.

Mind those hurdles, chaps.

The Games, Unity Theatre, Hope Place, Liverpool. Fri-Sat March 23-24, 8pm. Tickets, going fast, are £12/£10 from here.

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