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Antigone from Actors of Dionysus (c) Alex Brenner


Antigone   |   Production   |   Sophocles

Holly Georgia (Antigone) stretches out her hand on a ladder in Antigone from Actors of Dionysus (c) Alex Brenner

About this production

Sophocles' post-war tragedy is reimagined in a dystopian landscape, where fate is written in code and drones flock across the skies.

Innovative theatre company Actors of Dionysus combine bold ideas with visceral physical theatre in this new adaptation by Christopher Adams captured in 2017 at the Sandpit Theatre, St Albans.

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Discover video and written resources to help you teach Antigone, including lesson activities, contextual guides, and exclusive insights from performers and practitioners.

Top resource picks

Antigone Study Guide

Give your students the ultimate introduction to the play’s characters, themes, language and more.

Antigone Practical Workshop Guide

Deepen your students’ understanding of the play as a blueprint for performance with this practical workshop guide.

Plays Through Practice: Antigone

Investigate interpretative choices in Antigone with exercises for directing, design and acting in this Plays Through Practice guide.

Antigone – BBC Studios

Juliet Stevenson plays the title role of Antigone in the final chronological instalment in the tale of Oedipus and his offspring.

Antigone – Broadway Digital Archive

Jean Anouilh’s powerful and original adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy stars acclaimed actress Genevieve Bujold as the headstrong Antigone.

On Directing: An Interview with Polly Findlay

Polly Findlay reflects on her directing practice and investigates contemporary retellings of classical texts, using Antigone as an example.

The Greeks

Theatre critic Lyn Gardner considers how the stories in ancient Greek plays can be easily adapted and made relevant to political, moral and social issues in today’s society.

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