24-28 June 2019

A mindful exploration of Satie’s “Socrates” after the writings of Plato

Photo courtesy of EHDPhotography


24th June 2019 – Thornton Village Hall at 7pm
25th – St Matthews, Boulevard at 7pm
26th – Hull Minster at 7pm & 9pm
28th – Beverley Memorial Hall at 7pm & 9pm

A woman relates three scenes from the life of Socrates as she deals with her personal bereavement. The scenes explore shock, denial and acceptance and the audience is guided through the performance by a mindfulness leader who acts as a Greek Chorus.


Poppy Shotts – The Woman
Jim Rogers – Mindfulness Leader
Caroline Blair – Piano

Russell Plows – Director & Translator
Ben Newton – Music Director
Liz Dees – Designer

Some audience reaction

“captivating and beautifully crafted”
“beautifully poised performance”
“amazing storytelling”
“well-presented & very moving”
“reflective and profound”
“the mindfulness was integral to the experience”

Socrates Hull Urban Opera audience feedback wordcloud
Hull Urban Opera