World Premiere

Cancelling Socrates

BY HOWARD BRENTON.
DIRECTED BY TOM LITTLER.
See It Safely
2 June -
2 July 2022
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Overview

“They say Pericles caught democracy from you in bed.” 

Today, Socrates is revered as the founding father of Western philosophy. But in 399BC Athens, he was a pain in the neck. The plague is over, democracy is (just about) restored, and everyone would like to get
back to normal. How hard is it for one ageing firebrand to stop asking questions? It’s time to shut him up… 

Based on eyewitness accounts, Cancelling Socrates is a provocative, witty and dangerous world premiere from Howard Brenton, one of our foremost dramatists, whose acclaimed plays have been staged at the National Theatre, RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, and worldwide. He reunites with our Artistic Director, Tom Littler.

 

 


People

Jonathan Hyde
Socrates
Hannah Morrish
Xanthippe
Robert Mountford
Euthyphro/Gaoler
Sophie Ward
Aspasia

Howard Brenton
Writer
Tom Littler
Director
Isabella Van Braeckel
Set and Costume Designer
William Reynolds
Lighting Designer
Max Pappenheim
Sound Designer
Ali Taie
Sound Designer
Becca Chadder
Assistant Director
Lisa Cochrane
Stage Manager


Media

 

Tickets

2 June -
2 July 2022

Monday to Saturday
7.30pm

Tuesday, Saturday
3.30pm

Running time: 120 minutes.


The Quarter Tickets £29 (£25 concession) booked between 28 April – 1 June
Concessions available to 65+, theatre unions, Access needs, or Universal Credit
Beginners Tickets £32 (£28 concession) booked after 2 June
Concessions available to 65+, theatre unions, Access needs, or Universal Credit

Socially distanced performances: Mon 6,13,20,27 June 7.30pm