The Games

First Showing: 30 June 2012

The Games An ‘undiscovered’ Aristophanes comedy – 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 and realistic willies. ‘Definitely triple gold.’ – The Stage

Learn the prophesy of the Oracle!
Amaze at the powers bestowed from the Gods!
Understand the nature of human endurance!
Goggle at the sights in the gymnasium!
Have a journey of Olympic fun!

‘A refreshing and masterful piece of original storytelling… Definitely worthy of a gold medal.’ – Three Weeks

‘Packed full of energy and fit to burst with wit.’ – The Public Reviews

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Additional Details

The Games incorporates clown, original music, song and shadow puppetry and is co-directed by Mark Smith (Spike) with Toby Park (Spymonkey). Original music composed by Toby Park.

‘Hilarious from beginning to end…’ – What’s On Stage

Spike has been touring comedy theatre across the UK and Europe since 1997. The Games is the company’s 12th touring show.

Adult: 18 years and over

Concession includes:

  • Children ages 3 to 17 (0-2yrs are free where applicable).
  • Students,Unemployed, Pensioners (Nb: you may be asked for proof at the box office).
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