This contemporary re-telling of Antigone will play at the theatre from the 3rd September.
The full casting and creative team has been announced for Inua Ellem’s (Barber Shop Chronicles, Three Sisters), contemporary take on Sophocles’s epic story which will run for a limited season at the theatre from the 3rd to the 24th September.
A torn family. A hostile state. One heroic brother. One misguided son. One conflicted sister, and the second is on the run.
The cast is led by Zainab Hasan in the role of Antigone and Tony Jayawardena plays Antigone’s uncle, Creon. They are joined in the production by Pandora Colin (Eurydice) Rhianna Dorris (Lyra), Sandy Grierson (Aleksy), Nadeem Islam (Polyneices), Abe Jarman (Eteocles), Oliver Johnstone (Haemon), Munir Khairdin (Nikomedes), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Commissioner), Eli London (Tiresius), Shazia Nicholls (Ismene), Mervin Noronha (Chorus), Razak Osman (Athan), Joseph Prouse (Officer), Nadia Sohawon (Kyria), Riley Woodford (Strom) and Lydia Bakelmun (walking understudy).
Meanwhile, the production team includes: Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante MBE (composer), Shanaé Chisholm (casting assistant), Barbara Houseman (voice & text and season associate director), Carrie-Anne Ingrouille (choreographer), Polly Jerrold (casting director), Jack Knowles (lighting designer), Emma Laxton (sound designer), Ingrid Mackinnon (season associate: intimacy support), Khadija Raza (costume designer), Leslie Travers (set designer), Jo Tyabji (co-director), Max Webster (director) and Kate Waters (fight director).
To find out more and to book tickets visit: https://openairtheatre.com/production/antigone