Simon Callow in Juvenalia
Directed by Simon Stokes
Adapted by Richard Quick
From a translation by Peter Green
Simon Callow does stand-up comedy – filthy, scabrous, politically incorrect – as he lambasts foreigners, plutocrats, women, gays – as delivered last in Rome AD 100.
Juvenal was one angry white middle-class male. In Juvenalia he tells it like it was. And is.
The Writer, Juvenal born circa ad 55, wrote sixteen satires that attacked the decadence of Rome in it’s hey day. Here adapted by Richard Quick we are given a view into the moral decline that is as relevant now, as it was back then.
Callow’s previous theatre credits include: Being Shakespeare, Waiting for Godot and A Christmas Carol. Film credits include: Shakespeare in Love, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Amadeus.
A comic delight … Callow comes on like a foul-tempered and thoroughly vicious Woody Allen
The observation and lyricism delight and resonate