The Acedian Pirates
by Jay Taylor
They ask us, when we sign up, 'What do you want to do for the Capital State?' We reply, 'Fight. Help. Assist. Do some good.'
And we believe we're helping, we really do. But we've been 'helping' people for thousands of years and we're still at war.
Noun, from Greek akedia, apathetic listlessness, a moral failing.
Jacob doesn't know why he's here. He's been at war for 6 years, but nobody will tell him why. The Moon is upstairs and he wants so desperately to talk to her, but they just won't let him. Will she be his salvation? The Acedian Pirates challenges our understanding of mythology, and forces us to ask vital questions about military occupation.
Shortlisted for the inaugural Theatre503 Playwrighting Award 2014, The Acedian Pirates played at Theatre503 from 26 October - 19 November 2016.
Director Bobby Brook
Designer Helen Coyston
Lighting Designer Cat Webb
Composer & Sound Designer Simon Slater
Songwriter George Jennings
Movement Director Mark Conway