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Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Orla O’Loughlin directs the world stage premiere of Stef Smith's epic and lyrical reimagining of the classic story of Antigone, her siblings and her city

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

Written by Olivier Award-winner Stef Smith and specially commissioned for Guildhall School of Music & Drama, this is the play’s world stage premiere, directed by multi-award winning director Orla O’Loughlin, Guildhall School’s Vice Principal & Director of Drama.

Please note this production contains adult content including strong language, violent scenes, references to self-harm and suicide, scenes of a sexual nature, themes of death, incest, war, miscarriage and child abandonment. There will be strobe lighting, haze, smoke, smoking on stage, and loud noises.

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Digital Programme

You can access the digital programme for this production here:
Guildhall School Digital Programmes 

You will also be able to access the Digital Programme by using your mobile phone to scan a QR code posted at the entrance to the Silk Street Theatre. Free Wi-Fi will be available at the venue. Please note that there will be no printed programmes provided.

If you wish to print a copy at home, you will also find a print-friendly version at the link above. Please note that this version is not intended for viewing on a mobile device during the performance, and does not include biographies or supplemental materials. Please access the Digital Programme for that purpose.

Silk Street Theatre