Full cast and creatives have been announced for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s revival of Antigone.
Written by Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles, Three Sisters), this contemporary retelling of Sophocles’s epic story has been commissioned by the theatre in its 90th anniversary year.
Zainab Hasan Blank, Shakespeare Trilogy, Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse) plays the role of Antigone, and Tony Jayawardena The Father and the Assassin, England People Very Nice (National Theatre) plays Antigone’s uncle, Creon.
Also joining the cast are: Pandora Colin (Eurydice) Rhianna Dorris (Lyra), Sandy Grierson (Aleksy), Nadeem Islam(Polyneices), Abe Jarman (Eteocles), Oliver Johnstone (Haemon), Munir Khairdin (Nikomedes), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Commissioner), Eli London (Tiresius), Shazia Nicholls (Ismene), Mervin Noronha (Chorus), Razak Osman(Athan), Joseph Prouse (Officer), Nadia Sohawon (Kyria), Riley Woodford (Strom) and Lydia Bakelmun (walking understudy).
The creative team includes: Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante MBE (composer), Shanaé Chisholm (casting assistant), Barbara Houseman (voice & text and season associate director), Carrie-Anne Ingrouille (choreographer), Polly Jerrold (casting director), Jack Knowles (lighting designer), Emma Laxton (sound designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (season associate: intimacy support), Khadija Raza (costume designer), Leslie Travers (set designer), Jo Tyabji (co-director), Max Webster (director) and Kate Waters (fight director).
The remained of Regent’s Park Open Air season includes 101 Dalmatians – A New Musical, Daniel Kitson with or Near Gavin Osborne, Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel, Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster, Le Gateau Chocolate: Raw Cacao, and a film presentation of West Side Story.
Antigone runs from 3 September 2022 until 24 September 2022 at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London.