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Sophocles' Antigone: The Burial at Thebes - 2020 - West End

The war has ended. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, learns her brothers are dead. Forced onto opposing sides, they have killed each other in battle.

When Creon, King of Thebes, grants the honour of a burial to one but not the other, Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie.

This epic tale of humanity versus leadership centres on a young woman with the courage to defend her beliefs - whatever the cost.

Roy Alexander Weise directs Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's bold translation of Sophocles' Antigone, in a large scale production featuring a chorus of young performers from the Lyric Ensemble.


Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

(London, )
Lyric Square, King St, Hammersmith, Lyric W6 0QL

Sophocles' Antigone: The Burial at Thebes West End Cast


by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Royal Exchange Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan as their new joint Artistic Directors. Bryony and Roy will join Executive Director Stephen Freeman to complete the leadership team for this award-winning theatre. Together they will assume the role of Chief Executive.