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Antigone, National Theatre
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Cut and pasted from the National Theatre Website:

Antigone by Sophocles
In a version by Don Taylor, directed by Polly Findlay.

Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the young woman, his niece, to be buried alive.

The people daren’t object but the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the gods: the rotting corpse is polluting the city.

Creon hesitates and his fate is sealed.

Starring Jodie Whittaker, Christopher Eccleston and Jamie Ballard.

Follow the link for the full details (the production is sold out but there is a possibility of returns and day tickets are always available):
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/69357/productions/antigone.html

Raks's Reaction

I saw this on Saturday 9 June and was totally and utterly blown away by it. The production was OUTSTANDING and I loved it. It made my heart race and it had me on the edge of my seat. It reminded me of Ralph Fiennes's Coriolanus in many ways. I will post a full review once I have seen it for the second time.

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I love the 90 minute without interval format, which made this play (and Frankenstein for that matter) extra intense. Also, in this production, the clever use of occasional slow-motion and freeze-framing by the 'chorus' actors. And the use of sound. The acoustics in the Olivier theatre are fantastic. I look forward to reading your full review in due course. :-)

Agree that short sharp shock is very effective and that not breaking for an interval allows you to fully immerse yourself in a production and its world.

Don't even recall the slow-motion and the freeze framing by the Chorus - will have to pay more attention next time!

I was too busy (as usual!) watching Christopher, Jamie and Luke!

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