There is never a time when Antigone isn’t a tale for our times, but it feels particularly pertinent at the moment, when people and state are so at odds with each other. What are the costs of making a stand? Is it ever right to break the law, even if like Antigone you think you have natural justice on your side? Max Webster directs Inua Ellams’ new version of the ancient story about a family fractured and a state in turmoil, which explores what happens when a sister decides to bury her dead brother who has been deemed a traitor.
A torn family. A hostile state. One heroic brother. One misguided son. One conflicted sister, and the second is on the run. A blistering retelling of the epic story from the writer of Barber Shop Chronicles, Inua Ellams.