‘Her name is Antigone, and she’s going to have to play her part right through to the end.’
The city of Thebes is broken. Two royal brothers lie dead by each other’s hand, and the princess Antigone is caught in an impossible position. Trapped between duty to those she loves and to those who rule her, she must either obey the law and keep her life, or break the law and die for it. The struggle that ensues will define her family for generations, and will define her life within a matter of hours.
Jean Anouilh’s re-imagining of Sophocles’ ancient tragedy captures the intensity of the battle between individual and state with a sharply modern viewpoint. This is a story in which we can all see ourselves – and as it goes on, we realise there is no escape.