Cancelling Socrates

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.

Cast & Crew




Assistant Director
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Production Manager
Production Technician
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Sound Designer
Stage Manager


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Play description

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…

Photo credits

  • Web artwork by Jermyn Street Theatre, Granted permission to upload to Theatricalia


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