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Socrates Now

300 performances in 15 countries.

Now in Australia for the first time.

Showing in Sydney & Melbourne AND (by special request!) The University of Newcastle.

A one-man show by actor/director Yannis SimonidesEmmy Award winner and former professor and chair of the NYU Tisch Drama Department.

He has performed to the United Nations and European Parliament; with sell-out shows at Oxford, Harvard and Cambridge.


“Restless, humorous, brilliant and fascinating.”
Odyssey Magazine, New York

“A superhuman effort on the part of the actor in a splendid coordination of text, movement and speech.”
Luxembourger Wort, Luxembourg


When? 7:00 pm, Saturday, 22nd March.

Where? The Griffith Duncan Theatre.


  • Guests: $35
  • Concession: $30
  • Students: $20
  • Club members: $15 ($2 gets you club membership for an entire year!).

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite, and use the PROMO CODE: NUPHILO1 (letter o, not zero) for the $15 member price.

Contact us to find out more.

The Apology of Socrates

Plato’s timeless classic comes to life through a fascinating one-man show.

A unique cultural experience and political challenge.

Includes post-performance discussion.


Some background

The play is a dramatic interpretation of the defence of Socrates; on trial for “corrupting the youth” with his pesky questioning; and not believing in the city’s gods. It is one of the first trials in recorded history.

Plato’s Apology is the classic record of the trial.

Read Plato’s Apology

Listen to Plato’s Apology from Librivox

Listen to a history podcast about Socrates and the Apology