First look images have been released for the upcoming UK première of Antigone by Merlynn Tong (after Sophocles) that opens at Mercury Theatre on 6 October and runs until 16 October with direction from Dawn Walton.
A city which belongs to just one man is no true city.
In a war-torn city, two brothers lie dead: one hailed and buried a hero, the other denounced as a traitor, his body to be displayed as a warning to anyone daring to defy the new leader, Creon, who is ruthless in her grip on power.
A grieving, defiant Antigone strikes out against Creon’s brutal regime in a furious act of civil disobedience which will have devastating consequences for them both. The conflict between these fierce, bold women forces them, and those around them, to question their ideas of family and morality, as well as the nature of justice and leadership.
The cast is Francesca Amewudah-Rivers (Ismene), Emma Dewhurst (Tiresias), Wendy Kweh (Creon), Joseph Payne (Haemon) and Adeola Yemitan (Antigone).