Antigone - The Burial at Thebes


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

Photo by Peter Brown 2017


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
Starts: Saturday 18 April 2020
Closes: Saturday 16 May 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Synopsis


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.


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Postal address:
Kings Mall
King St
Lyric Square
London W6 0QL

Box office tel: 020 8741 6850

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 18 April 2020

Press night:Thursday 23 April 2020

Closes:Saturday 16 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
From £13

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Access information


Audio Described performance will be on Sat 09 May at 7.30pm (touch tour before this performance at 6pm, for further information and to book email the theatre or call the Box Office on 020 87416850).


The Open Captioned performance will be on Sat 09 May at 2.30pm.


Creatives


Author: Translated by Seamus Heaney from Sophocles.
Director: Alexander Weise
Production: Lyric Hammersmith

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