Greek tragedy tells of wartime

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A contemporary staging of Sophocles’ play Antigone is being performed at Royal & Derngate in Northampton.

The theatres’ community group The Actors Company will be performing the play on Friday and Saturday July 8 and 9 at the Royal.

The story tells of a state ravaged by war which is reborn and the tyrannical rule of King Creon.

He declares that two warrior brothers are divided in death.

One an honoured hero and the other a traitor to be left unburied. Antigone defies the ruling and buries her brother’s body.

The tragedy looks at the question of state control versus indivicual power and the power of love over law.

Antigone comes to the Royal stage on Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19 at 7.45pm.

Tickets are priced at £9 and can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or visiting www.royalandderngate.co.uk.