State Theatre Company South Australia presents
By Elena Carapetis (after Sophocles)
This is angry.
This is personal.
This is not what you think.
Playwright Elena Carapetis (The Gods Of Strangers, Gorgon) brings the first heroine of western drama raging into the 21st century in this cheeky, anarchic and subverted take on one of the world’s most revered classic plays.
Carapetis takes us from Ancient Greece to the modern-day in a kaleidoscopic collection of vignettes that will make your head spin and leave your jaw on the floor. This is a rejection of the patriarchy, a love letter to girls and pop princesses, and a tribute to every Antigone reincarnated, from Malala to Emma to AOC to Greta.
Directed by State Theatre Company South Australia Resident Director Anthony Nicola (Decameron 2.0, Forgiveness) and starring Adelaide powerhouse Kidaan Zelleke, Antigone is a rebel yell echoing throughout history. It’s an unapologetic, audacious explosion that dares to shake the very foundations of theatre – and to have a whole lotta fun while doing it.
Sophocles said “Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted”. Fortune is therefore definitely on the side of this fearless and fabulous artistic team. I have been knocked out by the shows directed by our Resident “Enfant Terrible”, Anthony Nicola. In this shake up of one of the greatest works in the theatrical canon, playwright Elena Carapetis is tearing down the house of convention with a knowing wink. Strap yourself in. You’re in for quite a ride. Mitchell
–References to suicide
–References to domestic violence
–References to gun violence
–Haze and smoke effects
–Strobe lighting effects
–Frequent loud noises
–Frequent coarse language
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Age Guide: 15+
Run time: 1 hour 40 mins (no interval)
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Booking fees apply.
Audio Described Performances and Pre-Show Briefing
Saturday 4 June, 1pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)
Monday 6 June, 5.30pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)
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Post Show Q&As
We hold Q&As with our artists and creative teams so that you can ask questions about the production.
Antigone is being held at the Odean Theatre at 57a Queen Street, Norwood SA 5067.
Located at 57a Queen Street, Norwood, there is a range of free street parking options around the Theatre and in sections of side streets of Norwood. Time limited parking options are available on The Parade and car park facilities are available at several locations in Norwood. Click here for details.
Please make sure you plan your journey to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance start time as it can take more than 10 minutes to find a park, get to the Theatre and be seated in time.
There is a loading zone at the front entrance of the Theatre which can be used as an accessible drop off point.
Bus Stop 10 The Parade – North Side
Bus Stop 10 The Parade – South Side
Pre and Post-Show Dining
The Parade in Norwood offers a wide variety of dining options, from fast food to pubs to restaurants.
–The Cinnamon Club Indian Cuisine: Open from 5pm and across the street from the theatre.
–The Bath Hotel: Restaurant and casual pub dining open from 5pm Tuesday – Sunday, located right next to the theatre.
–Hanamura Norwood: Japanese restaurant open from 5pm, opposite the cinema on The Parade, less than 5 mins walk from the theatre.
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