Izzy Forrester, Archbishop Tennison’s School

“The whole workshop was wonderful! My students enjoyed it immensely and were inspired by Mark’s enthusiasm for Greek theatre. We are rarely able to have workshops because of the expense so thank you so much for giving us this opportunity.”

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Anthea Georgiou, Kingsmead School

“A fantastic opportunity for the students, really engaging and informative – highly recommend this for other schools and I definitely would call for another workshop in the future!”

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Rowenna Mortimer, Working Men’s College

“We loved the the new approaches to the text - students are still using them. It was great to see the confidence developed/shown by some of the students in the session which was unexpected. This was really good for some of the students who would never have a chance otherwise. More please!”

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Baris Celiloglu, Sir George Monoux College

“The chorus exercises were very good and exercises on actions with different emotions were very useful. We would love to have your company back. We really appreciate [these opportunities] as our budget has been shrunk and we can’t afford workshops anymore.”

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Julie Gardner, Nower Hill High School

“The students getting the opportunity to work with some of the text of the performance of Antigone that they saw Actors of Dionysus perform back in Oct/Nov was a highlight. The advice and comments that Will gave the students was very valuable and knowledgeable.”

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David Hogg, Kelmscott School

“10 out of 10 – they loved it and wanted to read more Greek drama. In fact the pupils want someone to come in and show them how to perform the plays in the Greek. This was a very worthwhile experience and the pupils were inspired by this workshop.”

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Jessica Joyce, Cranford Community College

“It was really helpful having an outside practitioner leading the workshop as it provided a different dynamic. The students have taken a number of the ideas and points discussed and used them to inspire their own project which is exactly what I wanted to happen.”

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Rhianna Elsden, Queen Elizabeth’s School

‛It was perfect timing to have the workshop now –it has refulled them and me as we head ever closer to the written exam.’

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Natalie Kitching, New College

‛‛Mark Katz ran a fantastic workshop, which focused on the physical comedy of Lysistrata and the rehearsal techniques that could be used for their own director’s interpretation. Practical and creative.His enthusiasm and energy engaged the students.’

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Julie Baldwin, Manshead Upper School

‘Everyone Participated. No-one left out. Please come back again!’ 10/10 Julie Baldwin, Manshead Upper School

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Victoria Prisley, Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

‘A lovely atmosphere- very helpful as an introduction to the play and the text work was great’. 8/10 Victoria Prisley, Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

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Julie McCay, Liverpool Community College

‘The variety of exercises covered in the session was a highlight…very positive feedback from the students.’ 9/10

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John Davies, Dauntsey School

‘Thanks for an excellent afternoon … I’ve had a unanimously positive response from the students – they enjoyed it and learnt a lot’

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Charlotte Avery, Norwich High School For Girls

“‘It was inspiring! Leader was a very good communicator. Stimulated our U6 in their own directing work.’ 10/10

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Rhianna Elsden, Queen Elizabeth’s School

‛The tailoring of the content to suit requirements with fantastic communication in advance is a feature that is especially reassuring when deciding whether to spend precious budget.’

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Rhianna Elsden, Queen Elizabeth’s School

‛The kids are raving about how much fun it was and about how much they learnt.’ Andy McKellar, Head of Classics, Glasgow Academy

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Richard Stride, Bristol Cathedral School

‛Lively and engaging workshop which focused very neatly on the particular aspects of the play that we were studying. An excellent combination of background information and context,with detailed analysis of the structure of the play and the roles of the various characters and the chorus was truly excellent.’

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Marie Hood, Balcarras School

‘Thankyou so much for coming at relatively short notice and giving our students a superb launch point for their studies’ 10/10 

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Paul Campbell, Holy Cross College

‘Really pleased. The students totally enjoyed the experience and engaged with the performance potential of the text’ 10/10

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Gary Baxendale, Ryburn Valley High School

‘Total engagement of all pupils. A truly excellent workshop’ 10/10

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Alexis Barnard, Aberystwyth

'The use of text to create a short performance was fabulous!’ 10/10 Alexis Barnard, Aberystwyth

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Duncan Carnegie, George Heriot’s School

‛The workshop was truly excellent under the charismatic leadership of David Stuttard. Our pupils enjoyed it hugely and learned a great deal about Greek theatre in general and Medea in particular.’

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Duncan Carnegie, George Heriot’s School

‛The workshop was truly excellent under the charismatic leadership of David Stuttard. Our pupils enjoyed it hugely and learned a great deal about Greek theatre in general and Medea in particular.’

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Ishbel Rose, Clapton Girls’ Academy

‛The highlights were Mark’s knowledge and enthusiasm…very engaging delivery and variety of exercises…will definitely be booking future workshops – thankyou!’ 10/10

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NEWS

  • Bacchae is an exploration of the charisma and potential cruelty of power. Tamsin Shasha stars in David Stuttard's translation with classical theatre specialists Actors of Dionysus. Bring a picnic and enjoy... Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and how to book tickets

  • Helen is currently on road for a limited season only 10th - 19th May. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and how to book tickets)

  • Lysistrata is currently on road for a limited season only 22 Feb - 24th March. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and how to book tickets)

  • On June 23rd aod appeared at Bradfield College for their inaugural Arts Festival...

  • After a fantastic night at Spruce Wood Kingston on July 4th we have been invited to perform the play at Allington Castle on Sunday 27th September. For more details click here.

  • 2014 sees aod celebrate its 21st birthday. For this occasion we have produced a special anniversary brochure detailing aodProductions, aodEducation and aodEvents..

  • On Sat 12th July aod held a small launch of their new Sappho CD The Sweetness of Honey at a private house in London.  The evening was  a great success and there was much enjoyment to be had.  To view pics of the event please click here...

  • We are delighted and grateful to have received funding from The Arts Council England toward our forthcoming research and development project, Helen. The funding will enable us to explore the potential of Helen, and continue our development toward new artistic territory...

  • Bettany Hughes in discussion with David Stuttard on the subject of Medea and C5th BC Women as broadcast at Rose Theatre Kingston as part of aod’s run with Medea from 12th – 15th Nov 2013

  • This Autumn (Nov 11-15th) aod return to the Rose Theatre Kingston with a new production of Euripides’ masterpiece of sexual jealousy and revenge, Medea...

  • On 18th November 2010 Tamsin was interviewed by BBC Radio Leeds presenter, Andrew Edwards. This was to coincide with the company’s sell-out performance of Lysistrata at Square Chapel in Halifax. After a shaky start the interview became very entertaining indeed…

  • Yes – very nigh. The nigh is now – tonight in fact. The last performance of aod’s Autumn tour of Lysistrata will be performed tonight at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead. To all of those attending tonight, and indeed any other nights you may have attended – I hope the evening is, and was, hugely enjoyable...

  • Well the rumours are true, it’s official – Lysistrata is sold out in London! But luckily we have  added a matinee so all of you late-comers still have a chance to get tickets....

  • Lysistrata is well and truly out there. The tour has been all over the country and has been shown to many a full house. From the Buxton Opera House, to the Jersey Arts Centre, Norwich Playhouse and the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny to name but a few...

  • A few weeks ago (that’s how up to date I am with blogs!) a researcher from Radio 4’s Today programme enquired as to whether aod would be interested in recording a short piece about the Economic Crisis in Greece – all roads led to us she said! ...