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VenueOld Vic Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From1st October 1999
To18th December 1999
What is currently on at Old Vic Theatre (V402)


Two brothers, Polyneikes and Eteocles, fight for the crown of Thebes. They kill each other. The rule is strict and clear: whoever dares to bury Polyneikes will be punished with death. Antigone cannot accept the laws that leave one of her brothers unburied and humiliated. State against Ideals, a young woman against a monarch, the whole town, us, inside the arena. How do you get a diamond out of a stone? 'I was born to love, not hate', states Antigone. And there is always a cost for it.
Author Sophocles

Archive :: production:T1505862109, play:S2357, venue:V402

Production details

Declan Donnellan directs his own version of this seminal tragedy. With an extraordinary cast lead by a full Greek chorus, Antigone's essential stuggle for the freedom of expression against a tyrannical state resonates now as it did over 2000 years ago. Early closure


Director Declan Donnellan
Adapted by Declan Donnellan
Design Nick Ormerod
Company Warehouse Productions
Performer Tara Fitzgerald
Performer Jonathan Hyde
Performer anna Calder Marshall
Performer Zubin Varla
Performer Christian Bradley
Performer Finn Caldwell
Performer Ryan Ellsworth
Performer Damian Kearney
Performer Drew Mulligan
Performer Owen McDonnell
Performer Donald Pirie
Performer Richard Stacey
Performer Anthony Taylor

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