Sophocles' Antigone: The Burial at Thebes

Sophocles' Antigone: The Burial at Thebes

14 · Classic Drama

Roy Alexander Weise directs Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney’s bold translation of Sophocles’ Antigone.


The war has ended. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, learns her brothers are dead.

Forced onto opposing sides, they have killed each other in battle.

When Creon, King of Thebes, grants the honour of a burial to one but not the other, Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie.

This epic tale of humanity versus leadership centres on a young woman with the courage to defend her beliefs – whatever the cost.

Age Recommendation: 14+

Date & time

Opening 18 Apr
Sat 18 Apr - Sat 16 May, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square, King St W6 0QL London, UK · Get Directions
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