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The Satyricon

"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."



Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton are three young men who regularly fall in and out of bed with each other - and with the many women and men they encounter in ancient Rome. With narrator Gaius Petronius as their guide, the trio 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.


Step back into the past while keeping one foot in the present as you enter this comedy of words and action. Be prepared for a picaresque tale that is funny and thought-provoking, uncomfortable and tragic, satiric and satyric. View sexual relations from the Roman perspective - and view the Roman perspective from today. Remind yourself that actors have a life beyond the stage - and that some lives never end. All this and more in The Satyricon.


World Premiere: Edinburgh, 24 June 2020



Do you want to join this production as cast or crew? To audition, click here. A call for backstage roles (stage manager, stagehand, costumes, set) will be made in early 2020; to register an interest, email us at the address below.


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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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