Anna Soden / A Theory of Justice: the Musical!

Anna Soden / A Theory of Justice: the Musical!


Playing for one day, two performances only: ANNA SODEN in A Theory of Justice: the Musical! at the Arts Theatre London, today the 19th of February at 3pm and 7:30pm.

A Philosophy professor travels through time in pursuit of love and a grand liberal theory of justice, meeting a colourful cast of singing philosophers across history.

Young Harvard professor John Rawls needs a grand theory to set his philosophy students on the right path to politics. When physicists accidentally open a Time Vortex, this presents the perfect opportunity for Rawls to gain inspiration from the great philosophers of the past: Plato and his ventriloquist doll Socrates, the rap-battling gangs of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes, revolutionary rocker Jean-Jacques Roussseau, a barbershop quartet of Utilitarians, and many more. As he pursues the bright and tenacious student Fairness through history, he must escape the evil designs of his libertarian arch-nemesis, Robert Nozick, and the objectivist seductress Ayn Rand. Will Rawls achieve his goal of defining Justice as Fairness?

Following a successful Edinburgh Fringe run, A Theory of Justice gets a semi-staged workshop from award-winning director Josh Seymour (Adding Machine).