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Two brothers, Polyneikes and Eteocles, fight for the crown of Thebes. They kill each other. The rule is strict and clear: whoever dares to bury Polyneikes will be punished with death. Antigone cannot accept the laws that leave one of her brothers unburied and humiliated. State against Ideals, a young woman against a monarch, the whole town, us, inside the arena. How do you get a diamond out of a stone? 'I was born to love, not hate', states Antigone. And there is always a cost for it.

Co-produced by, Theatre de la Ville - Paris and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and Edinburgh International Festival

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:
    Barbican Centre, Off-West End

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