In the unstable aftermath of a civil war, Creon (Christopher Eccleston), the new King of Thebes, asserts his authority by forbidding anyone from honouring the death of the traitor Polyneices. But Antigone (Jodie Whittaker), Polyneices' sister, will not obey.
When Creon's authority is challenged, a gripping conflict emerges between the power of an individual and the state. Polly Findlay's electric 2012 production brings Sophocles' tragedy into the modern world as a gripping political thriller.
Antigone was captured for the National Theatre Archive in 2012. It is available for educational establishments to watch with the National Theatre Collection.
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