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.
Roy Williams’ adaptation is riotously comic and makes a strong case for its contemporary parallels
Antigone’s flames may flicker but at its blazing best this is incendiary
Mark Monero is absolutely exceptional