Since 1993 aod have toured over 40 productions in English translation, performing to over 750,000 people and becoming the UK’s leading interpreters in the field of Ancient Greek drama.

We tour extensively and perform regularly at venues including York Theatre Royal, The Lowry, Theatre Royal Winchester, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmund’s, The Rose Theatre Kingston, Greenwich Theatre and The Other Palace. We perform at international festivals including The Edinburgh Festival and High Fest in Armenia, as well as in Greece, Turkey, Croatia and Albania. 

We work with many talented ensembles and distinguished actors including Simon Russell Beale, Tom Conti, Jane Asher and Fenella Fielding. Theatre collaborations include with Marcello Magni (Complicité), Thea Barnes (Phoenix Dance)John Nicholson (Peepolykus), Toby Park (Spymonkey) and George Mann (Theatre Ad Infinitum).


aod is divided in to three strands:

aodProductions - Producing and touring new adaptations of Ancient Greek drama and new writing inspired by myth

aodEducation - Producing a rich and varied outreach programme for schools, colleges, universities and young people

aodEvents - Producing ambitious one-off performances in distinctive venues with some of the UK’s leading performers

Our History

1993 - 1994: aod was founded in St Andrews, Fife by David Stuttard with the first production of Hekabe. Tamsin Shasha joins as Joint Artistic Director and the company becomes a limited company with charitable status. 

1995 - 2002: The company relocates to York and during this time collaborates with Channel 4, the BFI, BBC Radio 3 and Penguin Audiobooks, and conducts over 20 national and international tours. 

2003 - present: The company relocates to Brighton where it remains today. Tamsin Shasha becomes sole Artistic Director, re-trains as an aerialist and introduces new writing, aerial arts and events arms to aod’s work, and conducts over 20 national and international tours. aod turned 25 years old in 2018.

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