Lazarus Theatre Company

At Greenwich Theatre

Lazarus Theatre Company is an award-winning ensemble, reimagining, and revitalising classic plays in visual, visceral, and vibrant productions.

Lord of the Flies, 2019

News, features, updates

Keep up to date with the latest news, blogs and features direct from our Rehearsal Room Blog, our "Spotlight on" feature as well as all casting and production news. 

The curtain has been lowered on us for now. Along with our friends at Greenwich Theatre we are fighting for our survival.  If you would like to support us and our work please become a Lazarus Supporter today.

Lazarus in Lockdown

We along with our industry are facing one of the hardest challenges seen in many a generations. The very essence and reason theatre is so unique, the shared experience, is the very reason we are unable to do what we do. 

In late May we sent out a creative email to artists whom we had collaborated with previously (Lazarites) to see what they wanted / needed from us at this time. After collating the overwhelming response we are offering 3 projects.

Tuesday (virtual) Night Drinks, this version of our infamous Friday Night Drinks is a chance to communicate, congregate and share and is open to all Lazarites.

Lazarus Portraits, is a new digital project in collaboration with Greenwich Theatre Connects project exploring how we might make work digitally. This project involves invited Lazarites.

Lazarus Lab has reopened, the Lazarus engine room is a place for exploration and experimentation. Readings and workshops of plays that are in mind for production that offers a chance to explore plays that you might be familiar with or some that may be a first time encounter. The Lab is open to all.

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★★★★ “A fiercely modern Macbeth…

This is a thrilling and powerful Macbeth full of invention and innovation.”

Fairy Powered Productions on Macbeth

Edward II 2018 / Salomé 2019 / Macbeth 2020

Our Vision

For the classical cannon to be experienced and explored in politically charged and theatrically daring ensemble productions by a truly diverse audience and artists, representative of our world.

Through workshops, research and development and audience engagement, we ensure our productions are sustainable and retains impact long after the curtain falls.

We are committed to reinvestigating, revitalising and reimaging classic stories making them accessible for a contemporary audience.

We seek to reach those who have barriers to experiencing live theatre by celebrating cultural diversity, expanding audience’s and artist’s horizons.

We celebrate artists from all backgrounds and experiences with an emphasis on ensemble, working collaboratively and collectively.

We acknowledge and celebrate that we are all richer if everyone has access to great theatre.

★★★★★ "This remains a visionary company who have once again brought us a stunning and thoughtful adaptation. Not to be missed.”

View from the Gods on Tamburlaine the Great

The Tempest 2019 / The Spanish Tragedy 2013 / A Midsummer Night's Dream 2018

Our History

Formed in 2007 we have performed across many London fringe houses

Our productions include Medea, Elektra, The Duchess of Malfi, Salomé, Julius Caesar, Othello, Hecuba, The White Devil, Macbeth, Electra, Orestes, Don Carlos, Women of Troy, King Lear, As You Like It, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Hatpin, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Oedipus, Dido Queen of Carthage, The Tragedy of Mariam, The Spanish Tragedy, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, The Revenger's Tragedy, Henry V, Tamburlaine, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Bacchae, Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Beggar's Opera, The Taming of the Shrew and Edward II. 

In 2018 we took up residency at Greenwich Theatre where we have since performed Edward II, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest and Salomé. Our 2020 Season sees brand new productions of Macbeth, Hedda Gabler and Peter Pan. 

Our residency at Greenwich Theatre offers us a home, a space to create and engage fully with our audience. The residency is vital to our commitment to securing a sustainable producing model for large scale ensemble work.

If you would like to support our work please visit our Lazarus Friends page here.

★★★★★ “A landmark production for a groundbreaking company 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        J Waygood, Grumpy Gay Critic on 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

Tamburlaine 2015 / Caucasian Chalk Circle 2017 / Edward II 2017

★★★★★ “Pushed the boundaries of the audience’s imagination 

– it swept me off my feet”

Ginger Wig & Strolling Man on The Beggar's Opera

Women of Troy 2012 / Richard III 2014 / Tis Pity She's a Whore 2016

★★★★★ “The Caucasian Chalk Circle is an exciting and engrossing piece of theatre… The overall effect is amazing”

Matthew Pronchick, The Upcoming on The Caucasian Chalk Circle