HOW DO THE UNWRITTEN LAWS OF PERSONAL CONSCIENCE SURVIVE WHEN SET AGAINST THE LAWS OF A SOCIETY AND A NATION?
Antigone is a child of war, like too many in our world. She asked a simple question thousands of years ago that remains too difficult for us to answer even to this day, as so many recent events have demonstrated. What do we do with the body of a terrorist, a murderer, who has brought destruction, death and horror to our community when that terrorist is our brother. Our own flesh and blood?
Like Hamlet, Joan of Arc, Galileo and Sir Thomas More, Antigone inspires us with her courage, fortitude and impenetrable strength of conscience. But her excess of feeling and fundamentalist zeal are hard to reconcile in a world crying out for unity, order and the rule of law in a time of chaos. Her uncle, Creon, the King, refuses to bury the body of his cruel nephew. He believes he is placing his state above the welfare of his family, pursuing a principle with the sort of consistency that we cry out for in politicians who so often stand for nothing. But where does justice lie between these extremes? Antigone stands against the wind and brings her society to a reckoning it sorely needs.
An exciting new adaptation by Damien Ryan of Sophocles’ great play, starring the wonderful Andrea Demetriades, William Zappa, Anna Volska, Louisa Mignone, Deborah Galanos, Fiona Press, Joseph Del Re, Elijah Williams, Janine Watson and Thomas Royce-Hampton, co-directed by Damien Ryan and Terry Karabelas.
Please note this show will contain nudity and a simulated sex scene scene under a sheet.
Dates & Times:
Wednesday 9 November 1pm (Plus Q&A)
Thursday 10 November 7:30pm
Friday 11 November 11am (Plus Q&A) & 7:30pm
Saturday 12 November 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Please note, Season Packages are not available to purchase online. To book a season package simply fill out a Season Booking Form and submit it to Box Office by post or in person.
To receive a copy of our 2016 Season Brochure, please call Box Office on 8839 3399.
Download a copy of our Season 2016 booking form here: Season 2016 Booking Form
Suitable for Years 10 – 12
$25 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 10 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form
FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR…
Good productions of Greek Theatre are rare today, but can be extremely beneficial, not only for learning about Greek Theatre, but for learning about theatre in general and its origins. We know that this new production, being from Sport for Jove, will be exceptional. Sport for Jove are experts at freshening up classic texts, giving them incredible relevance and meaning for young people, whilst still staying true to the original text’s essence and intentions. Whether studying Antigone as a HSC prescribed text, or just studying Greek Theatre, this production will give you what you need and more!
- USE BOOKING FORM OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE WEBSITE
All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online.
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Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.
N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking forms.
- RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure.
- FINAL PAYMENT
You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 school weeks prior to the performance. We strongly recommend making the cut-off point for students to pay the school and confirm their attendance at around 5 – 6 weeks before the performance or workshop date, giving yourself plenty of time to confirm final numbers. Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.
- FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS
A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you are attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.
- ATTEND AND ENJOY!
Seating at schools performances is general admission (unless otherwise specified) and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 minutes prior to your performance.
Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact us on 8839 3308.
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“★★★★ Gripping production.” Jason Blake – SMH
“…this is marvellous entertainment from one of our finest directors and a terrific company. Do not miss.” Diana Simmonds – StageNoise
“★★★★½ Extraordinarily powerful theatre that feels urgent and timely, yet timeless.” Jo Litson – Limelight Magazine
“Whether for an aficionado of new takes on the classics or as a sight-unseen experience in soul-rending, intellectually stimulating modern drama, this play is a must-see, and carries my highest possible recommendation.” Jack Teiwes – Australian Stage
“This is the best Antigone I have seen, and no one who loves theatre should miss it.” John Shand – Music & Other Spheres
“★★★★★ This newly penned adaptation, also from Ryan, maintains all the lyrical eloquence of the original while making it heartrendingly current, delving into the discourse of the ideological minefield of extremism in the age of terror.” Shaun Colnan – the Music