Antigone – Adapted by Don Taylor

ROLE: Man/Chorus
DIRECTOR : Greg Hersov / Mark Bruce
VENUE : Manchester Royal Exchange
PLAYWRIGHT: Adapted by Don Taylor
YEAR: 2008
COMPANY: Manchester Royal Exchange
Matti Houghton
Ian Redford
Ben Addis
John Watts
Claire Cordier
Andrew Sheridan
Jonathan Keeble
Alexandra Mathie
NIcholas Cass-Beggs
DESCRIPTION: by Sophocles
Translater by Don Taylor
When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say ‘No’. Forging ahead with a funeral alone, she places personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.