ANTIGONE

ANTIGONE ANTIGONE HITS THE ROAD
and embarks on a nationwide 10 week tour...

Vox pops premier in Halifax

Vox pops 1st week of tour

 

2017 SEPTEMBER

14th-15th Square Chapel, Halifax   
18th-19th Norwich Playhouse 
20thHarlow Playhouse 
21st Redbridge Drama Centre
22nd  Bradfield College
25th 1532 Performing Arts Centre, Bristol
26th Hertford Theatre 
27th Millfield Theatre, Edmonton 
28th Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
30th 
Uppingham School, Rutland


OCTOBER

Antigone has been produced with support from Square Chapel Halifax to whom we are indebted.

This was further to an Arts Council GFTA funded Research and Development period supported by Redbridge Drama Centre and Bradfield College.

And with the support of Redbridge Drama Centre and Bradfield College we are delighted to share more information regarding our forthcoming Autumn tour:

A brother condemned to walk forever in the shadow of death.

A family teetering on the brink of catastrophe.

A world where one girl dares to take a stand.

This blistering new adaptation sees Sophocles’ tragedy reimagined in a dystopian landscape, where fate is written in code and where drones flock across the skies. Brought to life by innovative theatre company Actors of Dionysus, this production combines bold ideas with passionate and visceral physical theatre.

 

Reviews and comments to date:

"Excellent production.....under the expert direction of Tamsin Shasha, the essential ambiguity of the protagonists' respective positions gives way to an open-eyed realisation of a horror, which also clarifies.

Adams' Antigone shares more than a passing handshake with Anouilh's own, and that commerce is given vigorous life in a performance of noisy, visceral integrity

Creon reeks of a Commander in Atwood's Handmaid's Tale, though in the hands of a performer as subtle as Nicholas Cass-Beggs, we remain sensitive to his weakness, to the presence of a conscience weaned on blood kinship, and to a propensity for miscalculation"

Steve Whitaker, Yorkshire Times
Read full review here

 

A selection of audience responses from Halifax

"an ancient play brought truly up to date - this play made me cry" - powerful 10/10

"lighting plan brilliant, cast amazingly good" 10/10

"narrative very clear, I did not know the play before, acting superb" 10/10

"would highly recommend" 10/10

"interesting, innovative interpretation" 10/10

"sheer perfection, pure brilliance, narrative was clear" 10/10

"excellent, unusual production" 10/10

"very imaginative interpretation, witty & original, excellent ensemble performance"

"technically very clever, emotionally gripping and character driven exploring modern dilemmas - won't miss another aod production - brilliant" 10/10

 

Running time 1 hour 20 mins no interval 

Age restriction: 14+ 

 

Synopsis of the play

A brother condemned to walk forever in the shadow of death.

A family teetering on the brink of catastrophe.

A world where one girl dares to take a stand.

This blistering new adaptation by Christopher Adams and directed by Tamsin Shasha sees Sophocles’ tragedy reimagined in a dystopian landscape, where fate is written in code and where drones flock across the skies. Brought to life by innovative theatre company Actors of Dionysus, this production combines bold ideas with passionate and visceral physical theatre.

Running time 75 mins no interval

Age restriction: 12+

 

Education tie-ins:

Antigone is a set text on both the AQA and OCR AS and A-level GCE syllabus as well as appearing on the GCSE Classical Studies syllabus.

The play also features on the Edexcel Level 3 advanced GCE in Drama & Theatre.

We also offer a broad range of workshops and educational material to support our work.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more and how to book.

Antigone will tour from 14th Sep - 27th Nov 2017.

 

Education Pack:

Several teachers have asked about an Education Pack.
Unfortunately we have had had the necessary resources to put one together, but we do have some notes from our programme which might be helpful.
Please click on the following link to download: Antigone Programme

 

Antigone Cast for our nationwide tour

Will Bridges

Will Bridges

(HAIMON/POLYNEICES/ARCHIVIST)
Theatre includes: Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure (Shakespeare's Globe), Macbeth (Young Shakespeare Company), Treasure (Finborough Theatre), Macbeth: A Tale Of Sound And Fury (The Hope Theatre), A Pocketful of Grimms (Story Pocket Theatre), NewsRevue (Canal Cafe Theatre) and The Xmas Carol (Old Red Lion Theatre). Will trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and is delighted to be joining aod; he hopes you enjoy Antigone as much as he's enjoyed working on it!
Holly Georgia

Holly Georgia

(ANTIGONE/ARCHIVIST)
Holly trained at Bretton Hall. Theatre includes: The Oresteia (Shakespeare's Globe), The Tempest (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Marie Lloyd’s Variety Box (Hackney Empire), Blithe Spirit (New Century Theatre, UK Tour), Improv Noir (Comedy Festivals) and The Twits (Struts & Frets). Screen includes: Shadows (Winner: Audience Choice Award - Intendence Film Festival, US), Watch Over Me (Winner: Original Drama - Houston International Film Festival, US), The Innocent, Dancing in the Ashes and RAGE: A Midsummer's Eve. Motion Capture training includes Carrie Thief (Performance Capture Combat Designer for The Lord of the Rings).
Nathalie Barclay

Nathalie Barclay

(ISMENE/DRONE OPERATIVE/ARCHIVIST)
Nathalie trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre includes: Here I Belong (Pentabus Theatre, UK tour), Positive (Park Theatre), The Class Ceiling (Southwark Playhouse), Chapter 2 (New Diorama Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (New Wimbledon Theatre Studio), Consolation (Théâtre Volière), A Gaggle of Saints (The Albany), The Boy Who Never Learned To Fly (Arcola Theatre), You Once Said Yes (Nuffield Theatre), Indian Summer (White Bear Theatre), Breaking News (Cockpit Theatre) and Macbeth (Lion and Unicorn Theatre). Screen includes: Duplicity (Nathan Miller), Arnika (Théâtre Volière), New Year’s Resolution and Gradulthood (Will Hall-Smith), 50 Year Valentine (EmJay Productions) and Awakening (Canted Image Productions).
Crystal Brown

Crystal Brown

(EURYDICE/TIRESIAS/ARCHIVIST)
Crystal trained at The Brit School before graduating from The Royal Central School of Speech And Drama in June 2017. Crystal will make her professional debut playing Eurydice in Antigone for aod. Credits whilst training include: Masha in Three Sisters, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Gertrude Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Clytemnestra in Oresteia, and Queen Margaret in Richard III. Additional credits include: The Girls (Brighton Dome), A Season in the Congo (The Young Vic) and The Interrogation of Sandra Bland (Bush Theatre). Crystal recently filmed for Twelve Days of Christmas for Channel 4.
Nicholas Cass-Beggs

Nicholas Cass-Beggs

(CREON/ETEOCLES/ARCHIVIST)
Nicholas began his career as a Contemporary Dancer before training at the Oxford School of Drama. Theatre includes: Proud and Velocity (Finborough Theatre), Dracula (Bristol Old Vic, UK tour), Four Days in Hong Kong (Orange Tree Theatre), The Zero Hour and 6 Degrees (West Yorkshire Playhouse, UK tour), Carousel (Barbican), The Temprementals (Greenwich Theatre), The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (New Vic Theatre), Antigone (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Snowman (Peacock Theatre and Seoul, Korea), Park Avenue (Lilian Baylis Studio), Pajama Game (Union Theatre), Kismet (ENO), Trailer (Camden Peoples Theatre) and Tamerlano, Rakes Progress and Orlando (Royal Opera House).
 

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