Final bow for youth theatre

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Derby LIVE Youth Theatre’s fourth and final production can be seen at Derby Theatre from April 4-7.

The Children of Hercules is the first staging in the UK of Euripides’s Ancient Greek tragedy for over 200 years.

Denied their birthright, the Children of Hercules have become targets for ethnic cleansing. Driven from their homes and trying to stay one step ahead of their hunters, they desperately seek sanctuary wherever they can.

Finally, the children and their guardians find safe haven with the townspeople of Marathon – but their relief is short-lived. As the final assault draws near, they prepare to make their stand.

The Children of Hercules forms a major part of Derby’s contribution to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and is adapted by Peter Roberts.

Tickets are £8-£13. For more information and to book tickets call the Derby LIVE box office on 01332 255800.