One of the great classics of Western theatre, Antigone, is given a new production at the Olivier theatre by one of Britain’s top young directors, Polly Findlay.
Thebes is a city torn by civil war, threatening to implode. Antigone’s brothers stood on opposing sides and both now lie dead. Creon, in a bid to control the city, declares honours on one and shame on the other, denying him the right to a burial. Antigone is outraged and defies Creon’s edict. But when her treachery is discovered Creon condemns her to a slow, dark death.
With Antigone beneath the ground and her brother’s corpse above, the people grow wary. The people daren’t object but the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the gods.
Creon hesitates and his fate is sealed.
cast: Christopher Eccleston, Jodie Whittaker, Zoe Aldrich, Jamie Ballard, Jason Cheater, Stavros Demetraki, Jo Dockery, Paul Dodds, Michael Grady-Hall, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Luke Newberry, Luke Norris, Annabel Scholey
translated by: Don Taylor
director: Polly Findlay
producer: National Theatre
designer: Soutra Gilmour
lighting designer: Mark Henderson
movement director: Aline David
National Theatre Olivier
South Bank, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9PX
5 spaces reserved for orange badge holders at riverside end of Cottesloe Ave. 4 extra bays opposite Cottesloe theatre for evening performances. Car Park beneath theatre. Spaces reserved for disabled customers near lifts. Free parking voucher available from box office for orange badge holders (present ticket at information desk). Automatic doors and ramps from the Car Park to the lobby and lift.