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One of the great classics of Western theatre, Antigone, is given a new production at the Olivier theatre starring Jodie Whittaker and Christopher Eccleston.

One of the great classics of Western theatre, Antigone, is given a new production at the Olivier theatre by one of Britain’s top young directors, Polly Findlay.

Thebes is a city torn by civil war, threatening to implode. Antigone’s brothers stood on opposing sides and both now lie dead. Creon, in a bid to control the city, declares honours on one and shame on the other, denying him the right to a burial. Antigone is outraged and defies Creon’s edict. But when her treachery is discovered Creon condemns her to a slow, dark death.

With Antigone beneath the ground and her brother’s corpse above, the people grow wary. The people daren’t object but the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the gods.

Creon hesitates and his fate is sealed.

Previews From
23/05/2012

Opening Night
30/05/2012

Closing Night
21/07/2012

Nearest Tube
Waterloo (250m), Southwark

Nearest Bus
76, 77, 211, 507, D1, D11, P11 (York Road)149, P11 (Stamford Street)1, 4, 26, 68, X68, 76, 168, 171, 171A, 176, 188, 501, 505, 521 (Waterloo Bridge)

Nearest Train
Waterloo (approx. 250m)

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Christopher Eccleston, Jodie Whittaker, Zoe Aldrich, Jamie Ballard, Jason Cheater, Stavros Demetraki, Jo Dockery, Paul Dodds, Michael Grady-Hall, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Luke Newberry, Luke Norris, Annabel Scholey

Creative

Director - Polly Findlay

Producer - National Theatre

Designer - Soutra Gilmour

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

Movement Director - Aline David

Author - Sophocles

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