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Accedian Pirates Fight Scee Theatre503

Photo: Savannah Photographic



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.

Written by Jay Taylor

Directed by Bobby Brook

Produced by Tara Finney Production

Design Helen Coyston

Lighting Cat Webb

Sound design Simon Slater

Shortlisted for the inaugural Theatre503 Playwrighting Award 2014, The Acedian Pirates premiered at Theatre503 on 26 October 2016.


"An incredibly complex, thought provoking and moving play...very highly recommended." - West End Wilma

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