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Antigone

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Owen McCafferty 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Sophocles 

  • Setting

    The play takes place in a huge hall within the palace. The palace is in ruins after battle. Part of the hall is being used as a makeshift mortuary. A stack of dead soldiers in body bags. A pile of bloodied swords.

  • Synopsis

    The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone's brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must she follow her conscience and lay her beloved brother to rest?

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    24 October 2008

  • Producer

    Presented by Prime Cut Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed in the Ulster Bank Festival at Queen's on Friday 24th October 2008.

Original Cast  
Eurydice Julia Dearden
Creon Ian McElhinney
Tiresias Harry Towb
Old Man Walter McMonagle
Messenger Chris Corrigan
Soldier Matthew Faris
Antigone Katy Ducker
Ismene Rosie McClelland
Guard Conor MacNeill
Haemon Paul Mallon
Young Boy Eoin McCafferty
Young Boy Tom Loane
Soldier Cat Barter
Production Team  
Director Owen McCafferty
Designer Lorna Ritchie
Lighting Designer Ciaran Bagnall
Sound Designer Kevin McCullagh
Produced by Edel Magill
Produced by Emma Jordan
Production Manager Ross McDade
Stage Manager Pauline McKay
Deputy Stage Manager Jenny Newell
Assistant Stage Manager Ashley Smyth
Costume Supervisor Una Hickey
Graphic Design Frank Design
Photography Ciaran Bagnall
Voice Coach Brendan Gunn
Outreach Manager Ciaran McQuillan

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