"Strepsiades lives in Greece. He has debt. A lot of debt. And that's because his son, Phiddy, has a penchant for betting and isn't so keen on working. At a loss, Streps has an idea: Phiddy can go to Socrates' Academy and learn how to talk himself out of trouble! Job done! What could possibly go wrong? Socrates and his Clouds is a serio-comic drama about the fragility of morality, the hazards of education and the burdens of being a teacher."
William Lyons is a playwright who has spent much of his life as a student or teacher of philosophy in many countries. He is interested in 'Theatre of Thought' or drama that brings challenging ideas to the stage. His play Wittgenstein won the START Chapbooks Award 2005 and was presented at Riverside Studios in London in 2011. Its companion piece, The Fir Tree and the Ivy, won the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award in 2006 and has been translated into Italian as L'Edera e l'Abete. Socrates and His Clouds was presented by The Meddlers Theatre Company at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2013.