Following its premiere at the Barbican in March 2015, Antigone is now embarking on its US tour.
Celebrated stage and screen actress Juliette Binoche plays Antigone in a contemporary version of Sophokles's tragedy, translated afresh by TS Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson.
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.
In a new translation by Anne Carson Directed by Ivo van Hove Starring Juliette Binoche Set design and lighting by Jan Versweyveld Costumes by An d’Huys Video design by Tal Yarden Dramaturgy by Peter van Kraaij Composition and Sound Design by Daniel Freitag Casting Director Joyce Nettles
For more information about the US tour of Antigone, please visit each tour venue’s website.