Pete Shenton (New Art Club) as Hercules
Tom Roden (New Art Club) as Greek Announcer
Hercules announces 'We have dancers ready!' Greek tries his poems to announce his stories but Hercules stops him!
We will have to make the stories together with Disco! Grease plays from film, of same name. Lion enters, they fight Hercules, skins Lion. There are 12 tasks to tackle:
Greek tries poem again. Hercules beheads hydra BUT one head won’t go so the Greek takes her back to the dressing room! The Hind appears with gold antlers! Here Hercules plays a game - when he says close eyes audience do. And open! He tries to sneak up on Hind after several attempts, he takes the antlers. The stables – folk dancers dance and tread in the muck. A bullfight but the hog appears - it’s not now. Hog gets out a water gun attacks audience! It’s not now; it’s in the second half. Make yourself into the monsters, ‘Growl!’ he tells the audience. The Belt – hula hoop x4 then x20 what a way to spin a giant hula hoop! Dance Tina Dance!
What a load of chickens, it’s the bird! The Blues Brothers song! 4 groups of 4. The Gold Apples - play the throwing game. Don’t let him eat the gold apple! We’ll call him King Tom! It’s the horse man eaters and now close your eyes and we’ll play the game again. Open! The Bee song, the cattle Buzz Bum Buzz Bee! And now the whole cast on stage but the 3 headed dog has been forgotten so Hercules beheads him.
Overall Hercules was determined to have his disco; cunningly folding it into the Greek stories – he was having none of their nonsense. The Greek stories were ace and the show was fab! With disco, animals, and myths – roll on the next show!
To find out more about upcoming Hercules showdates go to www.herculestour.co.uk
Written by Anthony M
Shirt of tunic
Behind steel swords
a Song into Hercules
Flesh of Man song
Nobody come to play
Bite Bum Buzz Friend
Itchy Bit Sisters
Walk like an Egyptian! Walk under the Apple Tree!
For more dancing and disco join SpiltMilk at Déda on Saturday 20th June at 7.30pm.
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