When Antigone goes against her uncle’s wishes – newly crowned King Creon – and buries her brothers body after a brutal civil war, a chain of events are trigger that catapult us toward a tragic, ruthless and moving finale.
Seamus Heaney’s new translation of Sophocles great tragedy, Antigone, is brought to life in an urgent, compelling and contemporary new production.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, New Athenaeum Theatre, November 2016
Directed by Gareth Nicholls
Written by Seamus Heaney
Designed by Gillian Slater
Lighting Design by Benny Goodman
Sound by Jamie Ford
“Nicholls’ expansive contemporary dress production begins like a film noir…[but] focus’ on how a woman’s power can be destroyed, either by a domineering patriarchy or by the willingness of a matriarchy to accept it”
- The Herald