Past Shows


by Sophocles, translated by Anne Carson

Performed February 2016 at Selwyn College Chapel

When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say 'No'. Forging ahead with a funeral, she places personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.

With the combination of Anne Carson's visceral modern translation, and the wonderfully atmospheric and eerie setting of Selwyn's beautiful Chapel, this promises to be a truly unique and thoroughly engaging piece of theatre.