Hollie McNish's modern retelling of the classic Greek tragedy Running from
Last event: Saturday 23 October 2021 at 7.30pm
  • Tickets from £18
    £7 for Under 26s (limited, available on orange seats)

Members get 10% off tickets at Storyhouse. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. £4 month, no commitment, priority booking, no fees, instant access, two tickets per member.

Part of: Socially Distanced Events at Storyhouse

• Every performance is fully BSL-integrated and Relaxed.
• Every performance has dramatic video-designed creative captioning.
• Audio description is available for every performance (except Weds 13 Oct) and Touch Tours are available before each show – book a Touch Tour here.
(Touch Tours are for visually impaired or blind audience members plus companion only)
• This event has socially distanced seats.

This event will also be live streamed – book a live stream here.
(The live stream on Saturday 16 Oct at 7.30pm will be live-captioned)

(anyone with a ticket to any Antigone performance is welcome to join us for any post-show Q&A in the building)
Sat 16 October after the 7.30pm show
Wed 20 October after the 12pm show
Thurs 21 October after the 12pm show
Fri 22 October after the 7.30pm show

A Storyhouse Originals production co-produced with Triple C.
Adapted by Hollie McNish
Directed by Natasha Rickman

Antigone mourns her brother, left to rot in the field by her callous uncle, the tyrant King. She needs to honour her brother, to bury him. But whose law is greater – her god’s or her king’s? Antigone picks the fight anyway, and a personal tragedy of ancient Greek proportions follows.

Sophocles’ deadly masterpiece tears the family and the state apart in this urgent political drama.

Meet the Characters:

Full cast announcement here

Creative Team
Hollie McNish – Writer
Natasha Rickman – Director
Lily Levin – Access Director
Anji Carroll – Casting Consultant
Adam Wiltshire – Production Designer
Alex Beetschen – Musical Director & Composer
Paul Isles – Movement Director
Raffie Julien – Associate Movement Director
Jane Lalljee – Lighting Designer
Cate Blanchard – Video Designer Consultant
Lee Isserow – Video Designer
Tingying Dong – Sound Designer
Amy Helena – BSL Director
Mia Ward – BSL Consultant

Content guidance: recommended for ages 12+
Contains mild sexual references and profanity.



Time details

2 hours (no interval)

On Stage Kit De Waal
Garret Theatre

Author of international bestseller My Name Is Leon, Kit De Waal, comes to Chester Literature Festival.

Book now
On Stage An Evening with David Harewood
Storyhouse Theatre

Birmingham born David Harewood discusses his first book Maybe I Don’t Belong Here. Part of Chester Literature Festival.

Book now
On Stage Joanne Harris #Storytime
Garret Theatre

Intimate, engaging, quirky and darkly magical, appealing to audiences of all ages, but especially lovers of folklore, fantasy and fairytale. 

Book now
On Stage Lemn Sissay: My Name is Why
Storyhouse Theatre

This is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph.

Book now
On Stage Patrick Gale: Mother’s Boy
Storyhouse Theatre

From the bestselling author of A Place Called Winter comes Mother’s Boy, a superb historical novel of Cornwall, class, desire and two world wars.

Book now
On Stage An Evening with Graham Norton
Storyhouse Theatre

Hilarious and heart-warming, don’t miss the chance to spend an evening with one of the UK’s most loved personalities. 

Book now
On Stage How to put on an Open-Air Theatre Show
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join producer Helen Redcliffe, along with others from the Storyhouse team, for a post show talk about everything that’s involved in making Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

Book now
On Stage Meet the Creatives
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join director John Young and designer Jess Curtis as they take to the stage to talk about what it’s like creating a show at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

Book now
Pre-drinks in the Tepee
Sat 6.45pm
Grosvenor Open Air Theatre Tepee

Enjoy a free drink on us and an enchanting acoustic performance inside the magical setting of the tepee before the performance of Romeo and Juliet.

Book now
On Stage How to Be Amazingly Happy!
Garret Theatre

A big hearted, big thinking show of storytelling and physical comedy as our heroine searches for joy, identity and belonging.

Book now

Storyhouse is a charity.
After the most challenging year in our history, we still need your support to help us recover.
Here’s how you can help support the future of Storyhouse.