Rape Of The Belt (1988)
by Benn Levy
Directed by Ken Lucas
The Rape Of the Belt is a comedy raking the myth of Heracles's Labours (Hercules to non-Greeks) full of comic holes. Written by pacifist, Benn Levy, it examines in modern terms the famous task assigned to the Greek hero and his comrade in arms Theseus, of obtaining the jealously prized Belt of the Amazons and demonstrates just how formidable a true peace-lover could be threatened with dishonour. And the serious side? The battles men and women fight; the competition roused by their mutual suspicion over-layed with the feminine logic of peace as the highest prize, all contribute to a play with zest, cool humour, slapstick and moments of thought. Ken Lucas
- Hera - Su Hands
- Zeus - Bernard Witt
- Hippobomene - Julie Thompson
- Theseus - Malcolm Woodman
- Heracles - David Kelleher
- Antiope - Gillian Holmes
- Hippolyte - Sally Maclean
- Thalestris - Lorraine Spenceley
- Diasta - Jessica Robinson
- Anthea - Elaine Kidd
- Set Design - Ken Lucas
- Set Constructor - John Cook
- Stage Manager - Richard Hands
- ASMs - Helen Morris, Eleri Pengelly
- Lighting Design - Brian Fretwell
- Lighting Operator - Colin Starkey
- Sound Creator - Chris Lyon
- Whistle Flautist - Tony Lennon
- Fights arranged by - Clive Russell
- Costumes created by - Ken Lucas & Evelyn Lucas
- Decor - Richard Hands
- Stage Crew - John Kidd, Fergus Hilliard
- Publicity and Programme - Eva O'Rourke
Lighting Equipment by Arrangement with Touchstone Technology.
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