Award-winning Lazarus Theatre Company is committed to reimagining and revitalising classic stories in immediate and thrilling productions for a contemporary audience.

Resident company at The Greenwich Theatre.

The Mission...

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Lazarus Theatre Company is committed to reinvestigating, revitalising and reimaging classic works making them accessible for a contemporary audience.

We re-examine classic texts by presenting them in visually striking, thought provoking and immediate productions through the use of text, movement, music and visual arts.

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

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

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

The Team

Our Team


Ricky Dukes

Artistic Director

Ricky founded Lazarus Theatre Company in 2007, since then he has gone on to direct over 30 productions for the company spanning from Euripides to Shakespeare, from Schiller to Brecht. Key productions include The Women of Troy, 2012, Oedipus, 2013, Dido Queen of Carthage, 2013 and The Caucasian Chalk Circle in 2016 / 2017.

Ricky has assisted at The NT Studio, The Young Vic and The Open Air Theatre Regents Park as well as Directed freelance projects professionally and at drama schools and in drama training.


Gavin Harrington-Odedra

Associate Producer

Gavin joined Lazarus in 2010 as assistant director for Hecuba at The New Diorama Theatre.  Since joining Lazarus, Gavin has Directed, associate directed and associate produced over 30 productions. Particular highlights include: Electra, 2011, As You Like It, 2012 and Richard III, 2013 and The Bacchae in 2016. 

Gavin studied Theatre Studies and Anatomy at the University of Otago. 

He co-founded Grimmace theatre company in 2004 which produced productions of Physical Theatre around New Zealand before touring to Asia and Europe in 2008.


Sara Reimers

Associate Director

Sara joined Lazarus in 2013 as Assistant Director on The Tragedy of Mariam at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Since then she has worked on 12 productions with the company in the roles of dramaturge and associate director. For Lazarus’ 2017 season she directed The Taming of the Shrew at the Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley.

Sara has a PhD in Shakespeare and is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Drama Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Our History

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

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

★★★★★ "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

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

– it swept me off my feet”

Ginger Wig & Strolling Man on The Beggar's Opera

★★★★★ “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