‘Who here can tell what law we owe the dead?’
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, is a child of war. Thousands of years ago she asked a question: What do we do with the body of the enemy when this enemy is our brother?
Damien Ryan’s new adaptation of Sophocles’ classic takes the conflicts of ancient Thebes and wrenches them passionately into the present. This story of war and its aftermath is a powerful yet vulnerable allegory about one of history’s most famous families.
Sport for Jove’s production of Antigone won seven Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016.
‘[Brings the original] whole and unharmed and germane into the now.’ —Diana Simmonds, StageNoise