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.


a chilling and powerful piece.

The Stage ****

a brilliant example of exciting and electrifying theatre truly connecting with a modern day audience. ” The Big Issue *****

“Incandescent with anger, urgency, and wit.” The Times


For this 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. To purchase direct from us please email

Education Resources

The production was accompanied by an educational resource for teachers and students studying Antigone.

Antigone Education Resource PDF


Listen to Sandy Nutgens’ soundtrack for Antigone.

Cast and Creatives

  • Doreene Blackstock


  • Frieda Thiel


  • Gamba Cole


  • Lloyd Thomas

    Soldier 2

  • Luke James


  • Mark Monero


  • Oliver Wilson

    Soldier 1/ Tyrese

  • Savannah Gordon-Liburd

    Tig (Antigone)

  • Sean Sagar

    Soldier 3/ Sentry