Plays Directory : Antigone

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Sophocles
  • Overview
    Eteocles, youngest son of Oedipus claimed the throne after his father’s demise, but Polynices (Oedipus’s elder son) felt that he had more right to the throne and gathered an army to attack Thebes. In the battle both brothers killed each other and Creon claimed the throne. Creon declares that Eteocles will have a hero’s burial for his bravery in defending Thebes, but his brother Polynices will be denied a proper burial. His body will be left to rot outside the city’s gates and anyone who attempts to bury him will be sentenced to death. Antigone (Oedipus’ daughter) ignores her sister Ismene’s pleas and buries her brother according to the rituals, but she is caught and Creon sentences her and Ismene to death. Creon’s son Haemon pleads Antigone’s case as he is engaged to marry her, but his father mocks him. Creon decides to let Ismene off as it is clear she was not involved and sends Antigone to a cave where she is blocked in and left to starve.
    Creon is then visited by Tiresias, the blind prophet, who claims that the gods are angry with Creon for disallowing Polynices funeral. In an attempt to please the gods, Creon buries Polynices and goes to set Antigone free. Unfortunately he is too late, she has hung herself. On discovering this, Haemon then tries to stab his father but misses and turns the knife on himself. Creon returns home to find that his wife, Eurydice, has also killed herself after learning that her son is dead. Creon is forced to face the consequences of his actions.

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6 known characters

12 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Cassie Harrison
Cassie Harrison
Deputy Stage Manager
2020, Stage Manager
Bristol Old Vic
Rose Hockaday
Rose Hockaday
Stage Manager
2020, Stage Manager
New Diorama
Nya Duoth
Nya Duoth
Actor
2020, Chorus
Zack Myers
Zack Myers
Actor
2019, Guard
High Schiols throughout Miami/Dade county
Naomi Rivers
Naomi Rivers
Actor
2019, Ensemble and Eurydike
The School of the Science of Acting
Helen Walling-Richards
2019, Chorus
Windsor
Christine Urquhart
Christine Urquhart
Set Designer
2019, Set and Costume Designer
Mainstage
Helen Walling-Richards
Helen Walling-Richards
Voice Over: English
2019, Chorus
Deirdre Daly
Deirdre Daly
Assistant Director
2019, Associate Director
UK Tour - 10 weeks
Julius Wills
Julius Wills
Actor
2019, Tiresias/Guard
Radvile Kisieliute
Radvile Kisieliute
Costume Assistant
2019, Costume Supervisor and Maker
Ray Coates
Ray Coates
Actor
2019, Tiresias
Queens Park Art Centre, Aylesbury
Sebastian Senior
2019, Messenger
Windsor
Angelika Gembala
2019, Chorus
Charlie Scales
Charlie Scales
Child Actor
2019, Tiresias
North Wall Theatre
W.t.r. Shaw
W.t.r. Shaw
Actor
2019, Kreon
Potter Hall Theatre
Elizabeth Rose Wilson
2019, Ismene/ Eurydice
Jay Kemble
Jay Kemble
Production Manager
2019, Lighting Designer
Sony Thertre
Cianne Anthony
2018, Ismene
Luckman Theatre
Lewis Jackson
2018, Teiresias/Chorus