A Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East Production
Derby Theatre Productions
Friday 19 September 2014 - Saturday 4 October 2014
Average: 3 (1 vote)
"The writing is incandescent with anger, urgency and wit… performed from the gut"
The Times
Average: 3 (1 vote)
"Roy Williams’ adaptation is riotously comic and makes a strong case for its contemporary parallels"
The Guardian

A new adaptation by Roy Williams
Directed by Marcus Romer 

When Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone's unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance. Creon condemns her to a tortuous death - she's to be buried alive.

Acclaimed playwright, Roy Williams, takes Sophocles’ play and by placing it into a contemporary setting brings this classic tale up-to-date. A timeless story about loyalty and truth, about how we make meaning out of life and death and what in the end really does matter.

Recommended for ages 14+. Contains strong language

Part of the Season Ticket

Click here to download the Antigone Education Pack

Running time: 
Approx 95 minutes (no interval)