Antigone | Queensland Theatre
26 October - 16 November [Past Event] Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland TheatreBuy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

The epic argument rages on

A great city has been torn apart by a civil war between two brothers. In the aftermath, both lie dead – one hailed as a hero and lying in state, the other condemned as a traitor and dumped in a carrion pile. From the ashes of their conflict rises a dystopian state under a new leader – a career politician who rose to power by dint of her ruthlessness.

Grieving and heartbroken, their sister Antigone challenges the leader for the right to bury and mourn her dead brother with dignity, sparking a furious act of rebellion that will shake the city to its foundations.

In this lyrical adaptation of Sophocles’ timeless tragedy, award-winning Brisbane playwright Merlynn Tong adds an urgent modern twist, reuniting Christen O’Leary and Jessica Tovey after their triumphant pairing in Twelfth Night.


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    Queensland Theatre Premiere

    "Skillfully crafted" - Limelight Magazine

    "Extraordinary... Poetic... Wonderful" - The Courier Mail

    "It’s a powerful story that transcends time" - FacesofBNE

    "Dramatic and Epic" - She Society

    "70 minutes of power and passion" - Absolute Theatre

    "Tight, Tight, Tight" - Stage Whispers

    Cast Includes Penny Everingham, Shubshri Kandiah, Christen O’Leary, Kevin Spink, Jessica Tovey

    Designer Vilma Mattila 

    Lighting Designer Ben Hughes

    Composer & Sound Designer Tony Brumpton 

    Vocal Consultant Megan Shorey 

    Costume Consultant Nathalie Ryner 

    This production contains references to suicide, images of horror, simulated violence, theatrical smoke and haze, and a complete black out.  

    If this production raises any issues for you, please contact:
    Lifeline 131 144
    beyondblue 1300 224 636

    Auslan Interpreted Mon 4 Nov 2019, 6.30pm

    Play Briefing 
    Mon 21 Oct 2019, 6 - 7pm 
    Bille Brown Theatre

    QT Club
    Sat 2 Nov 2019, 12:30pm

    Night with the Artists
    Mon 4 Nov 2019, 6.30pm