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:

Nicholas Cass-Beggs
2018, Creon
Lowry and UK Tour
Rupert Sadler
2017, Kreon
Platform Theatre
Nick Hyde
Nick Hyde
Actor
2017, Creon
Shaw Theatre
Frances Arroyo-Lopez
2017, Creon
Jack Frank
Jack Frank
Actor
2017, Creon
Toby Jeffries
2016, Creon
Amanda Bailey
Amanda Bailey
Voice Over: English
2016, Creon
Amanda Bailey
2016, Creon
The Hope Theatre
Nick Frentz
Nick Frentz
Actor
2016, Creon
Jason Marc- Williams
2015, Creon
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David Furlong
2015, Creon
Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle
Daniel Osgood
2015, Kreon
Liam Isaac
Liam Isaac
Actor
2015, Creon
Tom Vanson
Tom Vanson
Actor
2015, Creon
New Diorama Theatre
Jerome Lawrence
2015, Creon
Chadwell Heath Academy
Steve While
Steve While
Actor
2014, Creon
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Bryony Davies
2014, Creon
Warwick Arts Centre
Ben Hilton
Ben Hilton
Actor
2014, Creon
Squires Studios
Neil Sheffield
2014, Creon
Unicorn Theatre
Ashden B Oke
Ashden B Oke
Actor
2014, Creon
Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre