An adaptation of the classic play examining the timeless question of moral versus legal rights

21-25 July 2009

Antigone was written by Jean Anouilh and is an adaptation of Sophocles' tragic play of the same title. Written in 1942, when Nazi forces occupied France, the story revolves around the conflict between the idealist Antigone and her rigid uncle, Creon, over the proper burial of Antigone's brother, Polynices.

While the play may have been written to rally the sagging morale of the Resistance in Nazi-occupied France, its questioning of moral versus legal rights is timeless. The crux of this modern take on the myth centres around a debate between the young Antigone, who argues for the necessary existence of moral law, and her uncle, King Creon of Thebes who takes a stand for the laws of state.


CHORUS | Mickey Killianey
ANTIGONE | Alethea Steven
ISMENE | Gini Thompson
HAEMON | Tom Brennan
CREON | Craig Karpel
FIRST GUARD | Barry Clarke
SECOND GUARD | Anthony Lewis
NURSE | Charlotte Price


DIRECTORS | Chris de Pury and Matthew Harrison

Bridewell Theatre

  • Tuesday 21 July 2009 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 22 July 2009 7.30pm
  • Thursday 23 July 2009 7.30pm
  • Friday 24 July 2009 7.30pm
  • Saturday 25 July 2009 7.30pm