★★★★ ‘Sharp, witty and intelligent… a towering performance by Joe Dixon… Compelling’ The Guardian
‘Powerful… a tour-de-force performance’ The Stage
Starring Olivier Award-winner Joe Dixon (The Orphan of Zhao, RSC; The Mummy Returns; Atlantic, BBC), Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches and Fresh Meat star Gemma Chan.
An epic drama of heroism, love and homeland, Sophocles’s Ajax is brought urgently to life in this thrilling new play by Olivier Award-winner Timberlake Wertenbaker. Torn between army politics and the love of his soldiers on the front line of war, the legendary leader begins to spiral out of control.
Developed from interviews with current and former servicemen and women, this incisive and powerful new work comes to Southwark Playhouse directly following the smash hit West End revival of Wertenbaker’s multi-award-winning modern classic Our Country’s Good.
Directed by Evening Standard Award nominee and Southwark Playhouse Associate David Mercatali (Tender Napalm, Someone to Blame).
Theatre: The Large
Mon – Sat: 8pm
Tue & Sat: 3.30pm
Running Time: 90 minutes
No interval and no re-entry.