• Antigone

Event Details

Tue 21 Oct - Sat 25 Oct

Time: 7.30pm with matinees on Thursday (2pm) and Saturday (2.30pm)

Running Time: 95 mins (no interval)

Venue: Main House - York Theatre Royal

Ticket Information: £25 - £10, concessions available

Booking Fee: £1 transaction fee per booking

Book Tickets


Producer: Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East

A new version by: Roy Williams

Director: Marcus Romer

Designer: Joanna Scotcher

Sound Designed by: Roy Williams


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.

Acclaimed playwright, Roy Williams (Kingston 14, Sucker Punch), takes Sophocles' play and by placing it into a contemporary setting brings Thebes into the 21st Century, reinforcing this tales relevance and vitality.

This is a timeless story about loyalty and truth, human nature and human behaviour.  It is a story about what happens when one person stands against the rules.  About how we make meaning out of life and death and what, in the end, really matters.  

Roy Williams, who has adapted Antigone for Pilot Theatre, writes about the process in this weekend's The Guardian ... 



Click on the image below to view more photos from the rehearsal room:


Credit: Robert Day

News & Reviews

The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times

'Roy Williams shoves Sophocles's tragedy into the boot of his car, then dumps it in the midst of a lawless gangland war, and his adaptation has a thriler's force.' The Sunday Times

An online resource pack accompanies this production and is free to download here.  

Find out more at www.pilot-theatre.com

A workshop programme is also available, for further information contact education@pilot-theatre.com