Gaudeamus or A Very Liberal Education

Peter Morris

What if bed-hopping among university students was not just inevitable, but mandatory?

A sexy radical girl, an over-sexed jock and an ancient professor of Ancient Greek discover that with the lights off, a serious attempt to end discrimination can also be a very dirty joke.

Peter Morris’s new play is an All-American Undergraduate Sex Farce.
Not suitable for children or prudes.



  Reviews for Peter Morris’ The Age of Consent:

“This 70-minute play would alone have been worth a trip to Edinburgh….Morris’s play open up a moral minefield… Thrillingly, shatteringly effective… if you are not shocked by it, you have not understood it’
John Peter, The Sunday Times

“A brilliantly developed piece that begins by making you laugh and ends by making you shudder”
Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph

“Brilliantly constructed….Morris…has a sharp Orton-like ear…”
Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard

“Dread-filled, funny, and perceptive.. a stunning evening.”
Rhoda Koenig, The Independent

“Drama at its most gripping….There’s a sensitivity and finesse to the writing that has you hanging on every word.”
Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

Press acclaim for Peter Morris’ previous plays:

‘This is how art should deal with politics’.

Financial Times


‘A little cracker…sharply written and superbly acted’.

The Gurdian


‘For some of us, there are few more gratifying sounds to be heard in the theatre than that of an audience chocking on its own easy laugther.’

Financial Times

Peter Morris

is the author of The Age of Consent, which was staged at the Bush Theatre in 2002, and Guardians, which received a 2005 Fringe First Award in Edinburgh then transferred to Theatre503. (Guardians will open later this season at the Culture Project in New York, directed by Jason Moore.) He was writer-in-residence at LAMDA from 2002-2004, and began another two-year residence there in 2005. In addition to commissions from Floodtide in London and from Manhattan Theatre Club, Peter’s current stage projects include writing book and lyrics for a new musical satire for Debbie Harry to play the right-wing free-market ideologue Ayn Rand. His television work includes Born and Bred (BBC1), and he has several film and television projects in development. Currently he is adapting Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected as a six-part series to be directed by Robert Altman (co-produced by Altman’s Sandcastle5 and the BBC).