Charlotte Church has been really earning her National Treasure status recently – not only did she happily declare herself a ‘Prosecco socialist’ in May and head onto the streets to protest against austerity, she’s now also showing her seemingly unending good taste by agreeing to take part in a new production staged by madcap, experimental, radical feminist choral group Gaggle.
The all-female 20-piece alt-choir have become known for their surprising takes on choral compositions while wearing slightly insane costumes. Church will join these dynamic re-inventors for a brand new take on Aristophanes’s play ‘Lysistrata’. The choir’s founder Deborah Coughlin has created a contemporary re-telling of the tale about a bunch of women who decide to withhold sex privileges from their men, in an attempt to stop a war in 411 BC. It's performed by four actors – Church alongside three others (so no singing then) and features musical interludes from choral innovators Gaggle.
Catch it over two nights only as part of the Almeida’s Greeks festival, running alongside the theatre’s main shows.
‘Gaggle: Lysistrata’ is on Friday August 7 and Saturday August 8 at 10.30pm.