When the law forbids burying the dead, what man would dare disobey?
But one woman.
When Antigone goes against the law of the land in burying her brother, she sets in motion a chain of events leading to the shattering of her family and the downfall of the house of Oedipus. Antigone charts one woman’s passionate fight against her oppressors and this new all-female version will be presented by a cast of 5, in a physical, musical and hauntingly beautiful retelling of the classic tale, shining a new light on Sophocles’ depiction of a patriarchal society.
Tales Retold presents a new adaptation by multi-award winning writer Brendan Murray with original choral music by Maria Haik Escudero and directed by The Hope Theatre’s Offie nominated Artistic Director Matthew Parker.
Tales Retold’s recent productions include: Coward (The Nightingale Rooms), Much Ado About Nothing (Rose and Crown), Safer (Tristan Bates Theatre), Snoo Wilson’s More Light (Rose, Bankside) and the UK Premiere of The Tragedy of Soliman and Perseda (Rose, Bankside).
Press for Matthew Parker’s previous productions:
★★★★★ “Mesmerising” Views from the Gods (Lovesong of the Electric Bear. Off West End award nomination BEST DIRECTOR)
★★★★★ “Unmissable” Everything Theatre (The Cherry Orchard)
★★★★★ “Intoxicating, mind-blowing theatre” What’s On London (A Scent of Flowers)
★★★★★ “Dark, lyrical, and haunting” What’s Peen Seen (A Scent of Flowers)
Box Office opens at 7.00pm. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.
LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME.
The Hope Theatre is above a pub and due to licensing under 18s are not permitted into the building after 7pm. Therefore this production is for over 18s only EXCEPT for the 3 matinee performances on 27 Feb, 5 & 12 March when under 18s can be admitted due to a 2.30pm start time at these 3 performances.
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