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Antigone artwork - two women's faces next to each other in black and white


About this event:

Event type:
Booking required | In-person
£10 (£5 concessions) +bkg fee
Silk Street Theatre

Event information

An 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.

Content warning:
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.

Go behind the scenes

“It feels there’s a real group endeavour and commitment to making something wonderful and of the moment.”

Watch the video below to hear director Orla O'Loughlin and cast members Obadiah, Nora Knop, Malikah McHerrin-Cobb & Tristan Samek talk about working on Antigone, and how they're feeling about giving the play its world stage premiere in Guildhall School's Silk Street Theatre in July.

Creative team

Venue information

Silk Street Theatre, Music Hall and Lecture Recital Room are located in the main Guildhall School building on Silk Street and for Barbican produced events the venue can also be accessed from the Barbican if you exit via the doors next to Barbican Kitchen on Level G. 

Silk Street
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