5 Questions with Yannis Simonides

yannissimonidesWhat is your favourite swear word?

What are you wearing?
The mask of Socrates

What is love?
An all-encompassing tenderness for humanity. Love is listening and communicating, and love is tough. Loving others enough to tell them what they don’t want to hear.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
The human drama in the streets of Kiev and Athens and Madrid and Rio and Istanbul and Cairo, and I give it all the stars in the sky.

Is your new show going to be any good?
Our show, Socrates Now is 2,500 years old and 150,000 people have seen it in 16 countries, and they come back for seconds and thirds and fourths, so it may be alright.

Yannis Simonides channels the ancient philosopher (and “the horsefly that bit the arse of Athens”) in Socrates Now.
Show dates: 14 – 15 Mar, 2014
Show venue: Seymour Centre

Show dates: 16 Mar, 2014
Show venue: The Factory Theatre