entertaining and challenging drama


Rehearsed reading of Martin Foreman’s alternative take on The Merchant of Venice, Edinburgh, 10 April 2024
This is a showcase production: tickets (free) by invitation only for theatre professionals


Stephen Corrall as Petronius

Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton are three young men footloose in the Roman Empire. With long-dead Petronius commenting on their story and a cantankerous group of twenty-first century Actors bringing to life everyone they meet, the trio find themselves at the heart of adventures of seduction, deception, love, thievery, violence and more.

Step back into the past while keeping one foot in the present as you enter this picaresque tale. View sexual relations from the Roman perspective – and view the Roman perspective from today. All this and more in the fast and funny, filthy and philosophical play The Satyricon.

“hugely effective and at times very funny indeed”

All Edinburgh Theatre

2020: Audio 










Details of the above and earlier productions will be added in February 2024