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 currently confirm any opening date.
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 . . .
. . . in limbo.
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