6 to 14 October 2017

in the Studio Theatre

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by Sophokles

directed by Sam Chittenden

‘We come out of the dark’

Civil war has decimated Thebes and torn apart the troubled family of Oidipous. Kreon must keep a grip if his new government is to be strong and stable. But when Antigone defies him and buries her traitor brother, she sparks a series of catastrophic events. Is she a criminal with terrorist leanings, a brave voice of reason, or simply a loyal sister? Is Kreon a heartless dictator, or a man trying desperately to balance the needs of state and family?

Anne Carson’s poetic and colloquial translation brings these extraordinary personal and political circumstances into the present day - a world where civil war and despotism are still rife; a world that longs for truth and courage.


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