Antigone

Antigone

3 (1) · Classical & Opera

When Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance.

Overview

When Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance. Creon, in an attempt to retain control, condemns her to a torturous death - she’s to be buried alive.

BAFTA Award-winning playwright Roy Williams (Kingston 14, Sucker Punch) returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East with this thrilling and fast-paced new production, based on Sophocles’ acclaimed Greek Classic. Set within an urban, contemporary world, Antigone is a story of loyalty, truth, human nature and what happens when one person stands against the rules.

Critic reviews

Roy Williams’ adaptation is riotously comic and makes a strong case for its contemporary parallels

The Guardian

Antigone’s flames may flicker but at its blazing best this is incendiary

The Times

Mark Monero is absolutely exceptional

The Independent

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 19 Feb – Sat 14 Mar, Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Wed mats 2pm, Sat mats 3pm
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins

Venue

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN London, UK · Get Directions

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