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:

Sarah Assaf
Sarah Assaf
Actor
2018, Antigone
Theatro Technis
Imogen Parker
2018, Antigone
The Attic Theatre
Lizzie Buckingham
2017, Antigone
Spruce Wood
Ebonee Gregory
2017, Antigone
Rose Bruford College of Performing Arts
Ema Cavolli
Ema Cavolli
Actor
2017, Antigone
The Shaw Theatre
Sarah Robinson
2017, Antigone
Omnibus Theatre
Angela Stevenson
2017, Antigone
Raquel Grela
Raquel Grela
Actor
2017, Antigone
Dorota Krimmel
2017, Antigone
Theatro Technis
Holly Georgia
2017, Antigone
The Lowry & National Tour
Andrea Holstein
2017, Antigone
The Arts Project
Rebekah Schmidt
2017, Antigone
Georgia Small
2017, Antigone
Elsa Yohannes
2017, Antigone
Omnibus
Melanie Gleeson
2016, Antigone
St Andrews Church
Esme Mahoney
Esme Mahoney
Actor
2016, Antigone
Melanie Gleeson
2016, Antigone
St Peter's Church
Jane Christie
2016, Antigone
Laura Moss
Laura Moss
Actor
2016, Antigone
Charlotte Tsai
2016, Antigone