Ajax by Sophocles examines the working of the heroic code “Harm your enemies, help your friends”. While in Sophocles’ play the Trojans were the enemy, the show is set in the Gulf where the British and their allies expediated against the Iraqis.


Jermyn Street Theater: 05-06/1998
West End, London, UK


By: Sophocles
Translation: Robert Cannon
Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou

Performers: Lucy Christofi-Christy, Clive Bennet, Charles Abomeli, Yuka Yamanaka (You-Ri), Christopher Greco, Jason Housecroft, Camden McDonald, Matteo Zanotti, Nikos Siskos
Radio voice: Zacharias Hadjishakkalis

Set + Costume Design: Sofia Pantouvaki
Music Composition: Antonis Theodoropoulos
Choreography: Thomas Gkountis
Lighting Designer: Phil Spencer-Hunter
Assistant Set Designer + Stage Manager: Penelope Mitsakaki
Assistant Stage Manager: Melody Wood
Set Assistant: Alexandros Babanicolos

Production Manager: Ioannis Galeadis
Public Relations: Kevin Wilson, KWPR
Programme Editor & Co-ordinator: Sofia Pantouvaki
Text Selection: Sofia Marathaki
Recording Studio: Sugar Studios

© Elli Papakonstantinou
© Elli Papakonstantinou
© Elli Papakonstantinou
© Sarah Francis


If you are new to Greek tragedy then this is great place to start… Highgly recommended!

It has plenty of pace and the director, Elli Papakonstantinou, has varied the chorus presentationin lots of imaginative ways. I enjoyed it much more that other award winning productions […]

Lizzie Loverridge | Theatreworld Magazine

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