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The Satyricon An eye-opening bawdy comedy

"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 footloose in the Roman Empire. 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 Festival Studio Theatre, 24 June 2020 tickets not yet on sale


we definitely need
a sound designer
a costume designer / maker
a stagehand
we may have a vacancy for a versatile
actor (m/f/t, 18 - 80)
All positions paid subject to funding. Details on the Arbery Productions website


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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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