Antigone – The Burial at Thebes

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Sophocles epic tale of humanity versus leadership is brought to life on stage in a bold new translation by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, directed by Roy Alexander Weise.

A thrilling and powerful new production of Sophocles ancient Greek tragedy, this ambitious, large scale production features the Lyric Ensemble, playing the pivotal role of Chorus.

Antigone – The Burial at Thebes is booking from 18 April 2020 until 27 June 2020 at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

The war has ended. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, learns her brothers are dead.

Forced onto opposing sides, they have killed each other in battle.

When Creon, King of Thebes, grants the honour of a burial to one but not the other, Antigone and her sister must choose where their loyalties lie.

This epic tale of humanity versus leadership centres on a young woman with the courage to defend her beliefs – whatever the cost.

Who’s in it? Antigone – The Burial at Thebes Cast

Casting for Antigone – The Burial at Thebes to be announced.

Creative Team

Adaptation by Seamus Heaney with direction by Roy Alexander Weise.


Reviews for Antigone – The Burial at Thebes coming soon.

Performance Schedule

Theatre Information

Lyric Hammersmith
Address: King Street, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL
Nearest Underground: Hammersmith (District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City)

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