Information

  • Chapter Three / Ritual // Extinction
  • Event Type / Theatre
  • When / 21 Aug - 13 Sep
  • Where / Merlyn Theatre
  • Warning / Contains adult themes, coarse language, partial nudity, strobe lighting, smoke and haze effects
  • Ages / Recommended for audiences 15 years and older
  • Tickets / $35 — $65

Antigone

// unearths the power of ritual in a shattered community.

Information

  • Chapter Three / Ritual // Extinction
  • Event Type / Theatre
  • When / 21 Aug - 13 Sep
  • Where / Merlyn Theatre
  • Warning / Contains adult themes, coarse language, partial nudity, strobe lighting, smoke and haze effects
  • Ages / Recommended for audiences 15 years and older
  • Tickets / $35 — $65

Antigone / has always been a respected member of her community but in civil war all bets are off. She suddenly finds herself on the outside looking in.

Everyone has a right to bury their dead. Everyone has a right to give their loved ones a dignified resting place. Yet when the community leaders decide that they need to set an example, they deny Antigone her right to mourn. Faced with the prospect of unresolved grief, she rebels against everything she knows. Her fate is mandated: either fall in line or be outcast forever.

Starring Emily Milledge, Adena Jacobs’ intoxicating re-interpretation of Sophocles’ timeless tragedy isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty as it / unearths the power of ritual in a shattered community.

[Antigone] is perhaps the greatest play ever written about the tension between the duties we owe the state and those we owe to our personal values.

– The Telegraph
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By / Sophocles
Adapted by / Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Direction / Adena Jacobs
Assistant Director / Samara Hersch
Lighting Design / Paul Jackson

Set & Costume Design / The Sisters Hayes
Sound Design / Jethro Woodward
Cast includes / Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Emily Milledge, Elizabeth Nabben, Aaron Orzech, Josh Price

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Previews
Friday 21 August, 7.30pm
Saturday 22 August, 7.30pm
Monday 24 August, 6.30pm

Opening night
Tuesday 25 August, 7.30pm

Time to Talk
Tuesday 1 September, 6.30pm

Audio Described performance
Tuesday 8 September, 6.30pm

Monash University Panel Discussion
Sunday 23 August, 2.00pm

PROGRAM

Read the Antigone program

SINGLE TICKET PRICES

In Season
Standard / $65
Concession & Senior / $50
Under 30s & Student / $35

Preview
Standard / $55
Concession & Senior / $40
Under 30s & Student / $35

Single ticket prices are subject to change – book early for the best rate.

On the blog

A background for Antigone by Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Antigone adapter and actor Jane Montgomery Griffiths sheds a little light on the dark history of Sophocles' classic tragedy.

Production partners and supporters

Key Image Photography / Andrew Gough 
Image Treatment / The Sisters Hayes

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