PREVIEW: The Acedian Pirates, Theatre503

Jay Taylor’s debut play will challenge audience’s understanding of  mythology and asks questions about military occupation when it comes to Theatre503 from the 26th October to the 19th November. 

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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.

Looking at the struggles of a unit of soldiers who want to return home but the arrival of new recruits putting this jeopardy, Jay Taylor’s play is a story of loyalty and friendship which conflicts with  the military necessity for obedience.

The production will star Marc Bannerman, Cavan Clarke, Matthew Lloyd Davies, Sheena Patel, Rowan Polonski and Andrew P Stephen, directed by Bobby Brook.

Having been shortlisted for the  inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award in 2014, Jay Taylor’s debut play is set in a lighthouse, thanks to the designs of Helen Coyston.

Talking about the news Jay Taylor said: “It’s been fascinating being involved in the genesis of a project and discovering what goes into a production before rehearsals even begin.”

The Aedian Pirates will play at the Theatre503 from the 26th October until the 19th November. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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