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Cancelling Socrates

Author(s): Howard Brenton
Running time: 1h 30min approx

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 world première from Howard Brenton. He reunites with Artistic Director Tom Littler.

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