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Antigone by Jean Anouilh, translated by Lewis Galantiere

14th - 18th Feb 2017

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Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £13.50 Concessions: £11.00


**Due to demand, we have released a small number of extra tickets for the performance this week. These can be bought in advance or on the door in person from 6.30pm (subject to availability)**

Jean Anouilh wrote his re-imagining of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy in 1944 at the height of the Nazi occupation of France. The resulting drama is a heartfelt rebel-yell of defiance, exposing the emptiness and inhumanity of totalitarian regimes. Transformed into a freedom fighter of the French Resistance, the eponymous heroine becomes a living, vibrant, and enduring metaphor for the struggle against fascism.

This classic of French drama was a hit in London when its English language translation premiered in 1949, starring Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Needless to say, the People’s Theatre was the first company to bring it to Newcastle that same year. We are proud once again to give a rare outing to this thoughtful exploration of how to maintain integrity in a world of moral compromise.

  • All tickets are non-refundable. 
  • The play is being performed in the round, with the performance and the seats on the Main Stage.
  • Customers are advised that seating for this production is unallocated.
  • Due to the layout of the seating, latecomers will not be admitted.
  • Wheelchair bays are available. Please contact the Box Office to book.
  • Book for a party of 10+ for the same date, and receive 10% discount.
  • RUNNING TIME - the play will end at approx. 9.45pm (this includes an interval)

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