The English and Classics departments of St Mary’s College, Crosby have started rehearsals for their joint production of Sophocles’ Antigone. Originally written 2500 years ago and performed in Athens our version keeps the original script but it has been revised and updated. Set in the Argentina in the 1940’s, Antigone lives under the shadow of her uncle, an oppressive dictator. Determined to bury the body of her brother who died opposing the state, she risks everything.
With live music, Spanish dancers and multiple murders this version of Antigone is not only a feast for the eyes but will ask you to reflect on the power of the state and the cost of fighting for your beliefs.
A cast of more than 30 committed 15-18 year olds are already hard at work bringing the play to life, and I would heartily recommend bringing any GCSE or A level students to watch who are staudying the play.
The play will be performed in March 2013 and tickets will go on sale early next year.
If you are interested in more information please contact us at Antigone@stmarys.lpool.sch.uk
Some shots from recent rehearsals