A THEORY OF JUSTICE: THE MUSICAL!
Music by Ramin Sabi and Toby Huelin
Orchestrations and Arrangements by Toby Huelin
Book and Lyrics by Ramin Sabi, Eylon Aslan-Levy and Tommy Peto
...brilliant: hilarious, witty, and profound... I cried with laughter for most of two hours.
Nigel Warburton, Virtual Philosopher
...both entertaining and educational, a truly remarkable musical. You would be a fool to miss it.
Chloe Bond, Cherwell
In order to draw inspiration for his magnum opus, John Rawls travels back through time to converse (in song) with a selection of political philosophers, including Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill. But the journey is not as smooth as he hoped: for as he pursues his love interest, the beautiful student Fairness, through history, he must escape the evil designs of his libertarian arch-nemesis, Robert Nozick, and his objectivist lover, Ayn Rand... Will he achieve his goal of defining Justice as Fairness?
The world’s first feature-length musical about political philosophy showcases a script steeped in drama, humour and romance - with a musical score that covers everything from rap battles to power ballads. "A Theory of Justice: The Musical!" is a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek, camp and intellectually profound addition to the musical theatre canon.
The show was first performed in Oxford from 30th January to February 2nd 2013. The run sold out two weeks before opening night and gained 5-star reviews across the board. The live soundtrack and the film of the Oxford production are now available for purchase. The show was then performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 and recently received its first licensed production in Cardiff. Other companies, schools and universities can now license the show.