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World premiere by Stef Smith

Two women's faces next to each other

A contemporary retelling of the story of Antigone, her siblings and her city, specially commissioned for Guildhall School.

This epic and lyrical reimagining of the classic Greek tragedy mixes ancient legend with modern perspective, resulting in a powerful exploration of generational damage, sisterly devotion and how we find hope in the most desperate of places.

Written by Olivier Award winner Stef Smith, Antigone is Guildhall’s first production directed by the School’s multi-award winning new Vice-Principal & Director of Drama, Orla O’Loughlin.

This play contains themes which some people may find upsetting. Please contact Barbican Box Office if you would like more information.

This production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

Promoted by Guildhall School of Music & Drama

End-time to be announced nearer the event


Students in possession of a valid Students' Union card, over 60s/OAPs, under 18s, Equity members and blind/visually impaired audience members and their guests.

£5 (subject to availability)

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Young Barbican: Post-show Talk

Monday 23 March, 7.30pm
Silk Street Theatre

Delve into the inspiration behind and making of Antigone, commissioned specially for Guildhall School of Music & Drama. This exclusive Young Barbican post-show talk offers the chance to hear from its director Orla O’Loughlin – Guildhall School’s new Vice President & Director of Drama – and Olivier Award winning writer Stef Smith, as well as the Guildhall cast members.

The post-show talk will take place in the theatre following the performance, no extra ticket required.

Silk Street Theatre

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