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Ivo van Hove directs a stellar cast including Juliette Binoche, Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O’Kane and Kathryn Pogson in Anne Carson’s striking new translation of Sophokles’s great tragedy.
Binoche plays Antigone, a Theban noblewoman whose brother is deemed a traitor after fighting to the death in a vicious civil war. When his body is left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone defies King Kreon to bury her brother with the honours he deserves.
Ivo van Hove made his British debut at the 1998 Edinburgh International Festival. Since then he has become one of the most acclaimed directors in Europe and the US. His recent productions of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge have won praise from critics and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
Binoche a mighty sparrow full of heart
His work is unique, raw, shocking, surprising, hilarious – everything you want theatre to be
Cate Blanchett on Ivo van Hove
Produced by the Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival and Théâtre de la Ville – Paris and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
- Language:Performed in English
- Audio described:Wed 12 Aug 7.15pm, Fri 21 Aug 7.15pm, Sat 22 Aug 2.15pm
- Running time:1 hour and 45 minutes approximately
- Touch tour:Wed 12 Aug 6.15pm, Fri 21 Aug 6.15pm, Sat 22 Aug 1.15pm
- Captioned:Wed 12 Aug 7.30pm, Fri 21 Aug 7.30pm, Sat 22 Aug 2.30pm
Translated by Anne Carson
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Jan Versweyveld Set and lighting
Peter van Kraaij Dramaturg
Tal Yarden Video
Daniel Freitag Composition and Sound
An d’Huys Costumes
Juliette Binoche Antigone
Obi Abili Guard/Chorus
Kirsty Bushell Ismene/Chorus
Samuel Edward-Cook Haimon/Chorus
Finbar Lynch Teiresias/Chorus
Patrick O’Kane Kreon
Kathryn Pogson Euridike/Chorus
Toby Gordon Body of Polyneikes/Boy
Antigone | Herald Scotland review
Antigone | Times review
Antigone | Guardian review
Team Juliette Binoche with Ivo van Hove in Greek tragedy and the result is bound to be a prestige show ... it’s a production that combines a sombre aesthetic beauty with a sense of the ambivalence at the heart of Sophocles’s play.
Antigone | Evening News review
Antigone | For All Events review
For All Events
Antigone | Big Issue review
The Big Issue
Photo: Jan Versweyveld
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