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Tara Finney Productions & Theatre503 present…

The Acedian Pirates

By Jay Taylor

Directed by Bobby Brook


26 Oct – 19 November

Tuesday – Saturday 7:45pm, Sunday 5pm

£15 / £12, Pay What You Can Sundays


“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 the divided land has stayed divided. We’re still at war.”

ACEDIA’ Noun, from Greek akēdia, 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.



From the producers of LAND OF OUR FATHERS:

★★★★★ Time Out

★★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ Times

★★★★ Independent

★★★★ Evening Standard

★★★★ Guardian

“blisteringly good” Time Out, Critic’s Choice

“a masterpiece…it’s breathtaking” The Stage, Critic’s Pick

Post Show Talks

Post-Show Q&A with the cast of The Acedian Pirates on Sat 29th October, free admission

“War, what is it good for?” post-show talk with War Child and Joe Glenton from Veterans For Peace hosted by director Bobby Brook on Thurs 3rd Nov, free admission


Director- Bobby Brook

Designer- Helen Coyston

Lighting Designer- Cat Webb

Composer & Sound Designer- Simon Slater

Movement Director- Mark Conway

Assistant Director – Katie Ann McDonough

Production Manager- Ben Karakashian

Stage Manager- Lisa Cochrane


Bull- Marc Bannerman

Jacob- Cavan Clarke

Ivan- Matthew Lloyd Davies

Helen- Sheena Patel

Troy- Rowan Polonski

Bernie- Andrew P Stephen


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