Presented by company Holy What, playwright Lulu Raczka’s reimagining of Sophocles Greek tragedy Antigone, uses an all-female cast.
Holy What’s version of Antigone is about the two teenage girls at the heart of the play, Antigone herself (Annabel Baldwin) and her sister Ismene (Rachel Hosker).
Holy What’s Antigone at the New Diorama shifts the focus of Sophocles’ play onto two young sisters to powerful effect.
Not Exactly Billington has set themselves a challenge to read a new (to them) playtext every week. In May, their #ReadaPlayaWeek titles included Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size, Roy Williams’ interpretation of Antigone, Olwen Wymark’s Find Me, Michaela Coel’s Chewing Gum Dreams, and Kenneth Lonergan’s This is Our Youth.
Aequitas Theatre Company follows its take on Brecht’s Fear and Misery in the Third Reich with a new version of Sophocles’ Antigone, opening this week at London’s Bread and Roses Theatre. In our interview, director Rachael Bellis explains why she loves political theatre… and why she’s swapped Trump’s America for Thatcher’s Britain for her new production. Time to get booking!
Aequitas Theatre Company explores unjust laws and their consequences in Sophocles’ timeless Greek tragedy Antigone. Their brand-new production, relocating the action to 1980s Britain, running from 4 to 22 September 2018 at London’s Bread and Roses Theatre.
Antigone presented by Amplify Time and New Celts at TheSpace on the Mile, attempts to bring the concerns of Ancient Greece to the contemporary arena. If unresolved tensions in the script mean it is not always successful, this production has considerable vitality and nerve.
A haunting adaptation of a timeless tragedy, Tales Retold’s production of Antigone offers high-impact storytelling in a small setting. The all-female cast allows for an ironic interpretation of Sophocles’ tale of loss and pain.
ANCIENT GRIEF, A TERRIBLE BEAUTY There are some trademarks here: shaven heads, bare feet, bleak staging, immense and timeless dooms and subtle, insistent soundscape. Ivo van Hove, the Belgian director from Toneelgroep Amsterdam, stunned us lately with Arthur Miller’s A … Continue reading →