Award-winning French actress Juliette Binoche is to star as Antigone at the Barbican Theatre this March.

Juliette Binoche is to star in a new translation of Sophocle’s drama Antigone by TS Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson at the Barbican Theatre in March 2015.

Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche

Directed by Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove, the play will premiere at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg in February 2015 before coming to the Barbican from 4 to 28 March 2015, and then going on an international tour.

The Barbican is co-producing the play with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Juliette Binoche returns to the Barbican folloing her 2012 performance in Mademoiselle Julie and is no stranger to performing in London having played in Luigi Pirandello’s Naked at the Almeida in 1998, and in piece in-i at the National in 2008. She appeared in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal on Broadway in 2000.

Further casting is to be announced.

Antigone will feature set design and lighting by Jan Versweyveld, costumes by An d’Huys, video design by Tal Yarden and dramaturgy by Peter van Kraaij.

Next year the Barbican will also see Benedict Cumberbatch play Hamlet at the venue from 5 August to 31 October 2015, directed by Lyndsey Turner.

Another Sophocle’s play is getting a major new production with a Hollywood star this year, as Ian Rickson directs Kristin Scott Thomas in Sophocles’ tragedy Electra at the Old Vic Theatre from 20 September 2014. in the round.

LINKS

Barbican Theatre website