Antigone (London)
Closed 2h 30m
Antigone (London)
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Antigone (London) London Reviews and Tickets

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Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Epic

About the Show

A retelling of Sophocles' epic story from Inua Ellams ('Barber Shop Chronicles').

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53 Reviews | 7 Followers
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Intelligent, Epic, Entertaining, Clever

See it if A modern take on a very old play, still felt very relevant today.

Don't see it if You don't like modern adaptations of old plays.

Critic Reviews (9)

The Telegraph (UK)
September 11th, 2022

"Though there’s a visually incandescent climax, it’s not (yet) fully moving, and there’s way too much faff at the start."
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The Guardian (UK)
September 11th, 2022

"The production seems unique in how it depicts Islam: it is most contemplative in moments of spiritual ritual, ablution and prayer spoken in Quranic Arabic, which show Islam to be first and foremost a faith – and a beautiful one – over a system of politics or symbol of identity."
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The Times (UK)
September 12th, 2022

"An update as ambitious as this would have a chance of working if it possessed some measure of plausibility: unlike figures from mythology, modern characters need a hinterland. Sadly, there’s no depth or nuance."
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London Theatre
September 12th, 2022

"The play balances order against chaos and the individual against the state...It’s a shame, then, when the rhetoric devolves into bald-faced placard-waving, no matter how laudable the sentiments expressed."
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The London Evening Standard
September 12th, 2022

"There is something refreshing about seeing these issues - the human consequence of inhumane policies - tackled on stage in such a direct way as well as seeing Muslim prayer and ritual presented with reverence and care."
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Time Out London
September 12th, 2022

" 'Antigone's' tragedy probably won't make you cry, but it might well make you furious."
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The Stage (UK)
September 12th, 2022

"The contemporary relevance is so vigorously and insistently overstated that we lose sight of the story, and the play never achieves the raw, elemental power that tragedy demands."
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WhatsOnStage
September 12th, 2022

"This is a particularly dark offering for a theatre that has historically offered more pastoral fare. Programme diversification is, of course, a good thing but this production probably isn't likely to be one of most visitors' most cherished memories of this wonderful venue."
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