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A Grecian tragedy, Sophocles’ Antigone is a timeless classic. Adapted and directed by Stephanie Francis.


Presented by Fawkes Theatre Company

A Grecian tragedy,
Sophocles’ Antigone is a timeless classic.
Adapted and directed by Stephanie Francis,
this captivating young cast will enthral you as they take you on a fairy-tale-esque journey exploring the ideas of power, love and fate.

Fawkes Theatre Company prides itself on creating new and exciting work, whether it be new work written by past or present University of Tasmania students or older pieces of literature revitalised in a contemporary style.

To summarise the story, upon her arrival in Thebes, Antigone learns that both of her brothers are dead, both having killed one another in a fierce and bloody battle. Eteocles has been given a proper burial, but Creon, Antigone’s uncle who has inherited the throne, has issued a royal edict banning the burial of Polyneices, who Creon believes was a traitor. Antigone defies the law, buries her brother Polyneices, and is caught and locked away in a tomb.

Haemon, Creon’s son and Antigone’s fiancé, and the Chorus reason with Creon to save her but their pleas fall on deaf ears. However, when visited by the prophet Tiresias, her threatening vision forces Creon to change his mind.  On relenting, but in an instance of too-late-timing, he is left in distress and sorrow.

The Director, Stephanie Francis, has used many methods in the creation of this production including those of Laban and Suzuki in order to enable her cast to tell this timeless classic through both a verbal and a physical means.  Although quite abstract at times, the production aims to give audiences a new perspective of an old classic whilst still holding true to the original text.

Wednesday 9 August 2017 @ 7:30pm
Thursday 10 August 2017 @ 7:30pm

Performance Duration: 1 hour

Tickets available at the door
OR pre-sale by emailing the Fawkes Theatre

Audience notes:
This production contains mature themes and strong imagery as well as strobe lighting.
Please enter at own risk.

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