Antigone, written by Sophocles, follows the daughter and sister of Oedipus, the king of Thebes. After Oedipus died, Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, killed each other in a civil war for the throne. Creon, the new king, honoured Eteocles but left Polynices unburied as a traitor. Antigone defies Creon's order and buries Polynices, for which she is sentenced to death.
Translated by Don Taylor with permission from Micheline Steinberg.
Tuesday 16th May, Callywith Lecture Theatre -
First-year Performing and Production Arts Diploma students perform their interpretation of Sophocles’ beautiful play with a chorus of second year pirates, who will lead you through the tragic story.
Thursday 18th May, Callywith Lecture Theatre -
Second-year Performing and Production Arts Diploma students take to the stage to perform their production of Antigone with a chorus of magical nymphs.
We highly recommend you coming to watch both shows, you will not be disappointed.
Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes including the interval.
During the interval, hot food and drinks can be purchased from the Callywith Temple Refectory.
Please note, due to adult themes and descriptions of violence, we recommend that audience members are aged 14 plus.
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