The Sainsbury Theatre
Tuesday 29 June at 7:30pm
Wednesday 30 June at 7:30pm
Thursday 1 July at 2pm
Thursday 1 July at 7:30pm
About the show
“Look at what I can achieve when I am broken – you should be scared of me. You should be scared of what I can achieve when I am whole.”
An ancient tale of family and honour transported into the 21st century.
Antigone and her siblings were taught to be quiet, to hide the shame of their ancestry. But the past cannot be forgotten. Seeing what their silence has brought them, Antigone refuses to keep subdued any longer.
But the world is not kind to strong women, and Antigone soon discovers that nothing can keep her safe.
Stef Smith is a playwright whose work includes: Human Animals (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2016); Swallow (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2015); Remote (NT Connections 2015); And The Beat Goes On (Random Accomplice/Horsecross); Cured (The Arches, Glasgow); Woman of the Year (Òran Mór); Grey Matter (Lemon Tree, Aberdeen); Falling/Flying (Tron, Glasgow); Roadkill (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2010 & 2011).
Awards include: Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Production, Amnesty International Expression of Freedom Award, Herald Angel Award, Total Theatre Award for Innovation, The Scotsman Fringe First Award (Roadkill); Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award for Drama, The Scotsman Fringe First Award (Swallow).
She has been awarded the New Playwright Award by Playwrights Studio, Scotland. Stef was a member of the Royal Court National Writers Group in 2013. She is an associate artist at the Traverse Theatre.
Anna-Maria Nabirye is a multi-disciplinary artist who directs, performs, coaches, collaborates and initiates projects across theatre, social practice, fiction, documentary, screen, visual arts and fashion.
Recent directing credits include: Ruptures (London Film Festival), One Prick At A Time (Kings College Culture), Up In Arms (Arts Admin-UK and Octopus Theatricals-USA), Black Joy Matters (Hastings Museum and Art Gallery).
Anna-Maria is an associate ensemble member of awarding winning theatre company The Faction. She is currently co-developing Afri-Co-Lab a community creative hub in St Leonards-On-Sea, she is a Jerwood Artist on attachment to Whitstable Biennale – creating work for the 2022 festival, under commission from The Camden’s People Theatre to develop new work Ugand-ish and is supported by Arts Council England to develop her practice as an Anti-Racist Theatre Practitioner.
Photos: Lidia Crisafulli
Lighting & Video Designer
Assistant Sound Designer
Sentry / Chorus
Echion / Chorus
Cadmus / Chorus
Captain / Chorus
Stage Manager on the Book
Assistant Stage Managers
Claudia Penna Rojas
Production Sound Engineer
Photos: Alex Brenner