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.
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June 2020

We launched our weekly podcasts; the most recent is:

Can it wait till morning?
A doctor in the Scottish borders
with Barbara Dickson and Oliver Cookson


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In the 1950s Peter Paterson Brown became a general practitioner in a small town in the Scottish Borders. These three episodes are dramatised, by Oliver Cookson and Marilyn Imrie, from his experience over the years. 


Barbara Dickson has been a popular and best-selling singer-songwriter and actress since the 1970s, with many single and album hits. She is married to Oliver Cookson, a BBC director and occasional actor. Her website is barbaradickson.net.


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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.

Tickets: Festival Theatre Studio Details: thesatyricon.uk



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