Antigone

Antigone

Olivier Theatre (National Theatre)

  • Booking until: Saturday, 21 July 2012
Antigone description

Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone's rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the young woman, his niece, to be buried alive.



The people daren't object but the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the
gods: the rotting corpse is polluting the city.



Creon hesitates and his fate is sealed. The gods never move faster than when punishing men with the consequences of their own actions.



Jodie Whittaker plays Antigone and Christopher Eccleston plays Creon.

Starring

Christopher Eccleston, Jodie Whittaker

Playing at Olivier Theatre (National Theatre)

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX (venue info)

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