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Karl Sydow, in association with Natural Perspective, Supporting Wall and Southwark Playhouse, presents
the world premiere of

Our Ajax

by Timberlake Wertenbaker
6 - 30 Nov 2013

Ticket Prices:
£16 | £14 concessions | All previews £10

Close up of a soldiers boots as he walks through a barron landscape

★★★★ ‘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).

Details

Theatre: The Large

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 90 minutes

No interval and no re-entry.

The Company

Frances Ashman
CAST
Gemma Chan
CAST
Oliver Devoti
CAST
Joe Dixon
CAST
James Kermack
CAST
Jordan Mifsud
CAST
William Postlethwaite
CAST
Adam Riches
CAST
John Schwab
CAST
Fiona Skinner
CAST
Douglas Wood
CAST

David Mercatali
DIRECTOR
James Turner
DESIGNER
Christopher Nairne
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Max Pappenheim
SOUND DESIGNER
Annie Rowe
CASTING

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

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