Antigone at Theatre Royal Stage Two, Norwich

The Theatre Royal's Stage Two building. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Theatre Royal's Stage Two building. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

This tense and thoughtful play, rooted in ancient Greek myth, is given a tender handling by the Theatre Royal's youth company.

The remnants of Oedipus' family mourns the death of his two sons, and sister Antigone (Daisy den Engelse) rails against the edict of her uncle king Creon (Sam Ings) that one brother will be denied burial rights – on threat of death.

These two rule the production, their arguments on family, fidelity, and felicity, delivered with convincing passion and startling physicality.

Imogen Fitzgerald as sister Felicity, Christopher Sainton-Clark as fiancé Haemon, and Kyla Harwood, Jade Causton and Ruby Pinner as the chorus, provide robust support.

The self-reflective and ponderous nature of the text could have left it dry and remote, but Jo Reil's direction brings a rich and engaging story to the fore.


You may also want to watch:


Antigone continues until at the theatre until Saturday.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus