Capital Classics

Sophocles’ Philoctetes: Invitation to Schools.


“We must each live out our God-given lives; it cannot be shirked.” Sophocles, Philoctetes.

Dear Schools,

The Yard Theatre in Hackney has kindly agreed to offer as many as 100 free theatre tickets for their production of Sophocles’ Philoctetes to schools which are connected to Capital Classics and the East End Classics Centre. The play, which is staged in a pool of treacle, located within the usual cave-setting, is entitled ‘Stink Foot’, and runs from 8.00-9.10pm, Tuesday–Saturday, from 18th November to 13th December.

If you would like to book as many as 20 free tickets for your school (figure inclusive of attending teachers), please email Ms Jessica Campbell ( cc. Mr Xavier Pollock (, stating your Name, School, Number of Pupils, and Dates preferred. To ensure the ticket fee is waived, please quote ‘CAPITAL CLASSICS / EASTENDCLASSICS CENTRE’ within the content of your email.

Best wishes,

Xavier Pollock (East End Classics Centre) on behalf of Ms Jessica Campbell.