Lyric Hammersmith presents

Sophocles’ Antigone: The Burial at Thebes

Translated by Seamus Heaney. Directed by Roy Alexander Weise.
18 Apr ‐ 16 May 2020
£10 ‐ £42
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The war has ended. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, learns her brothers are dead.

Forced onto opposing sides, they have killed each other in battle.

When Creon, King of Thebes, grants the honour of a burial to one but not the other, Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie.

This epic tale of humanity versus leadership centres on a young woman with the courage to defend her beliefs – whatever the cost.

Roy Alexander Weise directs Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney’s bold translation of Sophocles’ Antigone, in a large scale production featuring a chorus of young performers from the Lyric Ensemble.


We are looking for young and exciting performers (aged 18-25) to train on the job as part of the Lyric Ensemble and take part in this production. Find out more HERE.


Sophocles’ Antigone: The Burial at Thebes

18 Apr ‐ 16 May 2020