Antigone (QTC) [Queensland]
Monday November 4, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre Company
78 Montague Road
South Brisbane, 4101
Melinda Busch & Mike Webb
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
How to book:
- You can book single tickets OR ‘3 Play Package’
- See QTC website or
- Email our ticketing team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone our ticketing team on: 1800 355 528
(NOTE: Special Offer of 6 shows for $66 expired on 6th April).
THE EPIC ARGUMENT RAGES ON
A great city has been torn apart by a civil war between two brothers. In the aftermath, both lie dead – one hailed as a hero and lying in state, the other condemned as a traitor and dumped in a carrion pile. From the ashes of their conflict rises a dystopian state under a new leader – a career politician who rose to power by dint of her ruthlessness.
Grieving and heartbroken, their sister Antigone challenges the leader for the right to bury and mourn her dead brother with dignity, sparking a furious act of rebellion that will shake the city to its foundations.
In this lyrical adaptation of Sophocles’ timeless tragedy, award-winning Brisbane playwright Merlynn Tong adds an urgent modern twist, reuniting Christen O’Leary and Jessica Tovey after their triumphant pairing in Twelfth Night.
Queensland Theatre Premiere
Cast Includes Christen O’Leary, Jessica Tovey
Designer Vilma Mattila
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes