26 October - 16 NovemberBille Brown Theatre, Queensland TheatreBuy tickets
In a nutshell
The epic argument rages on
A great city has been torn apart by a civil war between two brothers. In the aftermath, both lie dead – one hailed as a hero and lying in state, the other condemned as a traitor and dumped in a carrion pile. From the ashes of their conflict rises a dystopian state under a new leader – a career politician who rose to power by dint of her ruthlessness.
Grieving and heartbroken, their sister Antigone challenges the leader for the right to bury and mourn her dead brother with dignity, sparking a furious act of rebellion that will shake the city to its foundations.
In this lyrical adaptation of Sophocles’ timeless tragedy, award-winning Brisbane playwright Merlynn Tong adds an urgent modern twist, reuniting Christen O’Leary and Jessica Tovey after their triumphant pairing in Twelfth Night.
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Queensland Theatre Premiere
"Skillfully crafted" - Limelight Magazine
"Extraordinary... Poetic... Wonderful" - The Courier Mail
"It’s a powerful story that transcends time" - FacesofBNE
"Dramatic and Epic" - She Society
"70 minutes of power and passion" - Absolute Theatre
"Tight, Tight, Tight" - Stage Whispers
Cast Includes Penny Everingham, Shubshri Kandiah, Christen O’Leary, Kevin Spink, Jessica Tovey
Designer Vilma Mattila
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Composer & Sound Designer Tony Brumpton
Vocal Consultant Megan Shorey
Costume Consultant Nathalie Ryner
Information for Schools
This production contains references to suicide, images of horror, simulated violence, theatrical smoke and haze, and a complete black out.
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Auslan Interpreted Mon 4 Nov 2019, 6.30pm
Mon 21 Oct 2019, 6 - 7pm
Bille Brown Theatre
Sat 2 Nov 2019, 12:30pm
Night with the Artists
Mon 4 Nov 2019, 6.30pm