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2020: The Satyricon

The Satyricon 2020

The Triumphal Procession of Bacchus Maerten Van Heemskerck

"Things will change. Things always change. Two thousand years from now people will look back on us and maybe they'll be appalled by what we said and did - or maybe they'll laugh or maybe they'll just wonder at the complexity of human relationships."

Follow Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton, young men who regularly fall in and out of bed with each other - and with the many women and men they encounter in the lowest and highest strata of ancient Rome. With narrator Gaius Petronius as their guide, the three find themselves at the heart of adventures of seduction, deception, love, thievery, violence and more, accompanied by a cantankerous group of Actors who are roped in to take on various roles as needed.

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 the twenty-first century. A reminder that actors have a life beyond the stage. All this and more . . .

Premiering in Edinburgh, June 2020. Find out more at

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Founded in London in 2013, based in Edinburgh since 2014, Arbery Productions is an occasional group of theatre creatives with a track record of successful productions.

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