Antigone (Audio described)

Details

Date 14 Nov 2019

Time 19:30 PM

Contact

Address Billie Brown Theatre, 78 Montague Road, South Brisbane , Queensland

Phone 3840 7466

Overview

Audio described

Thursday 14 November 7.30pm

Saturday 16 November 2pm

Billie Brown Theatre, 78 Montague Road South Brisbane

Box Office 3840 7466

Companion Cards accepted - please mention Audio Description when booking

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.

Adapted by Merlynn Tong after Sophocles

Director: Travis Dowling

Cast includes: Christen O’Leary and Jessica Tovey

Duration: 2 hours TBC

Content warnings: This play contains medium level, frequent coarse language; adult themes including suicide and violence