Lemos Theater

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The Lemos Theatrical Company was a theatrical company formed in 1944. It is named after the actor Adamantios Lemos.

The founding of Thiasos Lemos[edit]

On June 14, 1944, Adamantios Lemos and Mary Giatra Lemou founded the Lemos Theatrical Company. Lemos was still with the armed forces in the Middle East when he was in exile and was unable to have a theatrical company that has his own name, the theatrical company was actually known as Mairi Lemou Company. (In June 1944, Maria Giatra Lemou resigned from the Armed Forces Recreational Council and ran as a main company in which Adamantios Lemos acted and directed 23 works.

The beginning of the presentation on June 14, in the Amusement Park summer theater in Alexandria and several times in the cities of Cairo (at Esvekia and Lycée Français), Masura, Zayazik, Kafr el-Zayat, Suez, Port Said which was planned in the Metropolitan winter theatre and at Moasat in Alexandria:

23 works that were played in 302 performances were:

Actors at Mairi Lemou Theatrical Company[edit]

From January until August 1945, the Mary Lemou Theatrical Company practiced acts in Egyptian cities including Mansura, Zayazik, Tada, Port Said, Suex, Karfer Zayat and returned to Alexandria where it gave its last farewell presentations at the Metropolitan Theatre on Wednesday August 8, 1945.

Adamantios Lemos returned to Greece from Egypt in the summer of 1947 and made the Lemos Theatrical Company and began the presentations at the Palladio Theatre in Kallithea with the scope of discovery and searchlight on new postwar theatrical strengths.

Later at the Palladio with planned luck, Lemos indicated a property north of the central Thisseos Avenue in Kallithea in which the person that shown the conversion in which some of his works with the his equipment with Lemos' costs. The symphony done the extinguishing in which many became works and were around 20% above in uncleaned receipts. Lemos put his economy which he took and a paid amount from the Working Fund.

May - September 1949 (summer period) - The theatrical company for the second time at Dionyssia Theatre in Kallithea. He began with the first presented work of Sotiris Patatzis and presented in several first presented works:

Konta sto Theo (Κοντά στο Θεό = Closer to God) by Rois Varoussiadou

The third year of Lemos Theatrical Company in Kallithea was one of the efficient and optimistic, the reason that was between the abundant manuscripts that were clearly seen from everywhere, from six of his works that were lately received by Lemos for his current summer period of 1949, it had several theatrical sources that passed into the used field of . First of all were one from Sotiris Patatazis. It was later named after the theatrical actor Adamantios Lemos.

May - September 1950 (Summer period): at the Dionyssia Theatre in Kallithea, Lemos continued to present Greek works by new writers, it even had the discovery of Iakovos Kambanellis with the work: Horos pano sta stahia.

Works included:

  • I Theatrini (Οι Θεατρίνοι) - Alekos Galanois, director: Karolos Coon:
  • To Makrino Tragoudi (Το Μακρινό Τραγούδι = A Long Song) by Manthos Ketsis
  • O Kir. Sofoklis politevete (Ο Κυρ. Σοφοκλής πολιτεύεται = Mr. Sofoklis Runs)
  • Idiorrithmi siziyi (Ιδιόρρυθμοι σύζυγοι) by Minas Petridis
  • Mayiki Ravdos (Μαγική Ράβδος) by G. Koundouris


In 1951, Lemos toured his theatrical company. The absence of the first run imformatical presentation of the theatrical company in Kallithea had made it to all of Greece by the Press and the radio. Truly in the dramatology were included and the recent lucks of the theatricals with the first-presented writers:

  • Sotiris Patatzis
  • I Theatrini (Οι θεατρίνοι) and To party tou Polyniki (Το πάρτυ του Πολυνείκη = Polynice's? Party) by Alekos Galanos
  • Nyftiako tragoudi (Νυφιάτικο τραγούδι) by Notis Pergialis
  • Enas apo mas (Ένας από μας = One Of Us) by Gerassimos Stavros and ten other works by the repertory,

St. Hrysos in the newspaper Ellinikos Voras April 1, 1951 wrote: The Lemos Theatrical Company is the best which recently visited as now in Thessaloniki. In "Nyftiako tragoudi", Lemos passed Veakis and functioned one strong Bali job, which not only touched otherwise he bring many practices and education that used for the working of that role

Visits of Lemos Theatrical Company in Egypt and Sudan[edit]

Between October 1952 and April 1953 (winter season in Egypt and Sudan), it started in Alexandria. It premiered on October 24 at the Casablanca Theatre with the work of Tristan Bernard and occurred 12 wirks from the repertory.

Adamantios Lemos in "Piraean Council" in Piraeus[edit]

November 1953 - April 1954 (winter season): The theatrical company performed at Peraikou Sindesmou Theatre. It began on November 18. Its works included"

Actors and actresses:

October 1954 - April 1955 (winter period) at Peiraikos Syndesmou Theatre[edit]

Actors and actresses[edit]

  • Adamantios Lemos
  • Maria Giatra-Lemou
  • Kostas Rigopoulos
  • Sapfo Notara
  • Giorgos Loukakis
  • Nikos Efthymiou
  • Spyros Kostantopoulos
  • Nassos Kerdakas
  • Tassos Politopoulos
  • Spyros Kalogyrou
  • Efy Polly
  • Yianna Olymbiou
  • Ekali Sokou
  • Marika Anthopoulou
  • Lola Filippidou
  • Thodoris Triandafillidis
  • Ida Christinaki
  • Spyros Papafrantzis
  • Labros Kotsiris
  • Kostas Korassidis
  • Keti Chronopoulou
  • Christos Anastasiadis
  • Thanos Aronis
  • Lia Samiotaki
  • Ch. Nazos
  • Christina Karali
  • Mirka Raizi
  • K. Athanasiou
  • M. Athanasiou
  • Ourania Ioannou

October 1955-April 1956 (winter period) at Peiraikou Syndesmou Theatre

  • I limni ton Dollarion ( λίμνη των Δολαρίων = Dollar Lake) by D. Tzefroni
  • Otto Schwartz
  • O Fataoulas (Ο Φαταούλας)
  • Charles Nevinois

May - September 1955 (summer period) presended the comedy actor, D. Koromilas O Agapitikos tis Voskopoulas in a folk style celebration with 8,000 people and was sold out at the ancient theater in Argos with the council of the Greek Folk Dance And Singing Company by Dora Stratou.

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