Antigone (2015)

Production still for "Antigone". Emily Milledge. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Antigone (2015)

By Jane Montgomery Griffiths

21 August 2015 – 13 September 2015 Merlyn Theatre

Based on Sophocles's Antigone

Malthouse Theatre,

New Adaptation Theatre World Premiere

A moral fable about the struggle between individual conscience and the laws made by an all-powerful state. For this version, the translator Jane Montgomery Griffiths gives us a brutal modern dictatorship where the ruler, played by Jane herself, is a well-groomed and ruthless woman. The story line is the same, except that the updated script bristles with phrases from the Australian political lexicon, including 'off-shore detention centre'. The production is bleak, dangerous and brutal, and ends with the tortured, dead Antigone suspended from a hook.

 

"ANTIGONE IS PERHAPS THE GREATEST PLAY EVER WRITTEN ABOU THE TENSION BETWEEN THE DUTIES WE OWE THE STATE AND THOSE WE OWE TO OUR PERSONAL VALUES."

— The Telegraph

Production still for "Antigone". L-R: Emily Milledge, Aaron Orzech, Josh Price, Elizabeth Nabben, Jane Montgomery Griffiths. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Antigone". L-R: Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Emily Milledge. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Antigone". Elizabeth Nabben. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Antigone". L-R: Emily Milledge, Josh Price (top), Aaron Orzech. Photographer: Pia Johnson
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Production still for "Antigone". L-R: Emily Milledge, Aaron Orzech, Josh Price, Elizabeth Nabben, Jane Montgomery Griffiths. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Antigone". L-R: Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Emily Milledge. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Antigone". Elizabeth Nabben. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Antigone". L-R: Emily Milledge, Josh Price (top), Aaron Orzech. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Creatives

Sophocles

Sophocles

Playwright

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Sound Designer

Adena  Jacobs

Adena Jacobs

Director

Esther Marie Hayes

Esther Marie Hayes

Costume Designer, Set Designer

Samara Hersch

Samara Hersch

Assistant Director

Christina Hayes

Christina Hayes

Costume Designer, Set Designer

Harriet Gregory

Harriet Gregory

Assistant Stage Manager

Jenn Taylor

Jenn Taylor

Stage Manager

Production Program

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