by Timberlake Wertenbaker. World premiere.
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 play premiered at Southwark Playhouse directly following the smash hit West End revival of Wertenbaker’s multi-award-winning modern classic Our Country’s Good.
★★★★ ‘Sharp, witty and intelligent… a towering performance by Joe Dixon… Compelling’ Guardian