The Sicilian Expedition

By John Fletcher.

Almost 2500 years ago, a confident young general persuaded Athens to launch an attack on Sicily.

Alcibiades was a member of the Athenian baby boomer generation, whose elders had fought to give their children a society of justice, wealth and education.

The baby boomers explored every sexual avenue, took drugs to excess, and became the greatest consumers of the most exotic products in human history.

Then it all went wrong.

Within two years of the defeat in Sicily, imperial, democratic Athens, the pinnacle of human civilisation, lay in ruins.

Yet, as the city endured its death agonies, something new and wonderful was born: the Socratic idea of universal love.

Socrates....James Laurenson

Alcibiades....Julian Rhind-tutt

Callias....Richard Nichols

Theodote....Mia Soteriou

Nicias....Jonathan Nibbs

Taureas....Matthew Morgan

Agathon....Richard Mitchley

Spartan Soldier....Nathan Sussex

Bagoas....Brendan Charleson

Mantitheus....Jonathan Floyd

Mother....Christine Pritchard

Original Music by John Hardy.

Directed by Kate McAll.

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20070513

By John Fletcher.

Almost 2,500 years ago, a confident young general persuaded Athens to launch an attack on Sicily.

Alcibiades was a member of the Athenian baby boomer generation, whose elders had fought to give their children a society of justice, wealth and education.

The baby boomers explored every sexual avenue, took drugs to excess and became great consumers of highly exotic products.

Then it all went wrong.

Within two years of the defeat in Sicily, democratic Athens, the pinnacle of human civilisation, lay in ruins.

Yet, as the city endured its death agonies, something new and wonderful was born: the Socratic idea of universal love.

Socrates....James Laurenson

Alcibiades....Julian Rhind-tutt

Callias....Richard Nichols

Theodote....Mia Soteriou

Nicias....Jonathan Nibbs

Taureas....Matthew Morgan

Agathon....Richard Mitchley

Spartan Soldier....Nathan Sussex

Bagoas....Brendan Charleson

Mantitheus....Jonathan Floyd

Mother....Christine Pritchard

Music by John Hardy

Director Kate McAll.

20051204

By John Fletcher.

Almost 2500 years ago, a confident young general persuaded Athens to launch an attack on Sicily.

Alcibiades was a member of the Athenian baby boomer generation, whose elders had fought to give their children a society of justice, wealth and education.

The baby boomers explored every sexual avenue, took drugs to excess, and became the greatest consumers of the most exotic products in human history.

Then it all went wrong.

Within two years of the defeat in Sicily, imperial, democratic Athens, the pinnacle of human civilisation, lay in ruins.

Yet, as the city endured its death agonies, something new and wonderful was born: the Socratic idea of universal love.

Socrates....James Laurenson

Alcibiades....Julian Rhind-tutt

Callias....Richard Nichols

Theodote....Mia Soteriou

Nicias....Jonathan Nibbs

Taureas....Matthew Morgan

Agathon....Richard Mitchley

Spartan Soldier....Nathan Sussex

Bagoas....Brendan Charleson

Mantitheus....Jonathan Floyd

Mother....Christine Pritchard

Original Music by John Hardy.

Directed by Kate McAll.