BBC Radio 4
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
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 ...
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Credit: Robert Day
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'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