21 October 2014 – 28 February 2015

Antigone (2014-15)

A Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre  & Theatre Royal, Stratford East Production


"This adaptation of Antigone is edgy, compelling and current; the ideal combination to captivate a younger audience and hopefully encourage future interest in theatre."

The Yorkshire Times


When Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone's unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance. Creon condemns her to a torturous Death - she's to be buried alive.

Acclaimed playwright, Roy Williams, takes Sophocles' play and by placing it into a contemporary setting brings this classic tale up-to-date.

A timeless story about loyalty and truth, about how we make meaning out of life and death and what in the end really does matter.  

Toured Nationally Autumn and Winter 2014 - then reopened at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in February 2015.




For this new adaptation of Antigone by Roy Williams, Methuen Drama has published a combined programme and playtext that offers details of the partnering theatres, the creative team, the cast, and the complete script.

Playtexts cost £5 plus postage and package.


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Pilot Theatre

York Theatre Royal

St Leonard's Place


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If you have any enquiries please contact us at [email protected].