Is the Devil really speaking to young Nicholas from inside a rainwater barrel? And what would you do if a mouse were crawling around inside your clothes as you sat opposite an attractive stranger? Two humorous stories from H H Munro ('Saki' 1870-1916) read by Michael Robert-Brown.
(including Michael Robert-Brown reading A Terribly Strange Bed - a story of skullduggery in Victorian Paris - and The Slanderer & A Work of Art - two comic tales from Anton Chekhov)
July 2020: We regret...
It is with regret that we have to announce that our production of The Satyricon has been postponed indefinitely.
Although we had a provisional date for opening in November, the continuing uncertainty over when theatres may reopen, plus the difficulties of rehearsing a physical piece where social distancing is impossible, has led us to the conclusion that we cannot fulfil this premiere date. It would be unfair to commit our cast to the production indefinitely so we have come to the difficult conclusion to postpone at this time.
We would like to thank you everyone who has worked hard on this production and all those who have given their support; we look forward to entertaining you live in the future.
s May 2020: No one is an island
In response to the current crisis, some of the cast and crew of The Satyricon produced this video with the words of poet John Donne.
November 2020: The Satyricon
Petronius' bawdy comic satire comes to life in the Festival Theatre Studio, Edinburgh. Follow three young men in ancient Rome as they fall in and out of bed with each other - and with the many women and men who cross their path. Guided by narrator Gaius Petronius and with a group of cantankerous actors portraying every other character, we accompany the three through stories of deception, seduction, thievery, tragedy and more.
A comedy of words and action. A spectacle that is funny, thought-provoking, uncomfortable, tragic, satiric and satyric. A view of sexual relations from the Roman perspective - and the Roman perspective viewed from today. A reminder that actors have a life beyond the stage. All this and more in The Satyricon.
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