“Lulu Raczka and Ali Pidsley were founder members of Barrel Organ and worked on both Nothing and Some People Talk About Violence. They subsequently collaborated on A Girl in School Uniform (Walks into a Bar), a show of impressively nervy threat that reminded audiences of the slipperiness of truth. Now with a new company, Holy What, they take on a very old story: Antigone. Sophocles’ epic tragedy is reinvented in an all-female version that explores the stories surrounding the meat of Sophocles’ original drama and gives greater weight to the relationship of sisters Antigone and Ismene. A reminder perhaps that when stories are told in different ways, their meanings are altered too.”
The war is over.
The dead have been buried. The traitors have been punished. People feel more alive than they have in a long time. They are ready to start again.
But Antigone is not. She will not move on, and she will not forget. She will drag everyone back if she has to. Anything to get justice for her brother.
Lulu Raczka’s searing adaptation hands the reins of Sophocles’ classic text to the young people at the heart of the play creating something messy, irreverent and vital.
An energetic, cunning and cheekily irreverent adaptation
This is a smart, intimate piece that shows us the power of conviction, and the eternal love between two sisters
A clever adaptation
Lulu Raczka’s sensitive new version of Sophocles’ tragedy that focuses on its sisters
Although the company’s execution is far from half hearted, the production itself just doesn’t add up
A Younger Theatre
A mesmerising tragedy with sisterhood at heart
Intense and empathetic rewriting of the ancient Greek tragedy
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