Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, has learnt that both her brothers are dead.

Forced onto opposing sides in the just-ended war, they killed each other on the battlefield.

Creon, King of Thebes, announces that one brother fought and died honourably for Thebes, and will receive an honourable burial. The other brother will not.

Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie and fight for what they believe in a state where women have little power.

This epic myth of humanity in the face of tyranny paints a picture of a young woman determined to do what it takes to achieve justice.

Roy Alexander Weise will direct Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney’s new translation of Sophocles’ Antigone. The production will feature a chorus of young performers from the Lyric Ensemble.

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