The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes
London 1658. The Civil War is over, the King has been executed, Oliver Cromwell has closed the theatres and the talk in the coffee-houses is of revolution. Meanwhile England's most famous philosopher is poised to do battle with a faction of young scientists.
The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes brings vividly to life a period of history when science was the new theatre and philosophy became a new faith. It is a provocative and experimental journey back to a time of dead dogs, new gods and apparent miracles.
The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes was commissioned by the RSC and performed at Wilton's Music Hall in 2008.