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.

If you would like to find work on Antigone, join The Mandy Network today to get alerted to new roles and jobs.

6 known characters

12 known roles


Connected mandy members:

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
Christine Urquhart
Christine Urquhart
Set Designer
2019, Set and Costume Designer
Mainstage
Deirdre Daly
Deirdre Daly
Assistant Director
2019, Associate Director
UK Tour - 10 weeks
Ray Coates
Ray Coates
Actor
2019, Tiresias
Queens Park Art Centre, Aylesbury
Sebastian Senior
2019, Messenger
Windsor
Angelika Gembala
2019, Chorus
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
University of York: Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
Ella Thomas
Ella Thomas
Actor
2018, Ismene
Grant Anderson
Grant Anderson
Lighting Designer
2018, Lighting Designer
Lyceum Theatre
William Mead
William Mead
Actor
2018, Guard
Fin Gardner
Fin Gardner
Actor
2018, Haemon
The Old Rep Theatre
Grace Buffham
Grace Buffham
Art Dept Assistant
2018, Prop maker
Mary Tillett
Mary Tillett
Actor
2018, Creon and Chorus
The Bread and Roses Theatre
Ralph Roque
Ralph Roque
Actor
2018, Peri
Oxford, UK and Grenoble, France