College students present Antigone


Latest news in Yorkshire: Published March 19, 2019 02:44:51 PM

Barnsley College Performing Arts students invite the public to their
performances of the Greek Tragedy Antigone by Jean Anouilh.

Students will take to the stage at the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 27
and Thursday 28 March at 7.00pm.

Jean Anouilh’s play is inspired by Greek mythology and the play of the
same name by playwright Sophocles. The play follows tragic hero
Antigone’s story of resistance. After her brother is denied the dignity
of a burial, Antigone refuses to bow to her ruler and prospective
father-in-law and instead chooses to fight for all that she believes in.

Paul Atkins, Performing Arts Course Leader at Barnsley College, said:
“Our production of Antigone will be set in a post-apocalyptic present.
The desolation of the setting has exposed the actors, preventing them
from hiding behind the set, costume and lighting design and forcing them
to rely purely on their acting skills and interpretation of the text. It
has stretched and challenged the students and we’re extremely proud of
the hard work they have put into the show.

“We would encourage students studying A Level Drama to take advantage of
the opportunity to see a live performance of Antigone as it is one of
the set texts for the A Level course.”

Tickets for both dates are available now at priced from £5 to £8, book for
two upcoming shows and receive a 25% discount on tickets.

To find out more about Barnsley College and the Performing Arts courses
on offer call 01226 216 123, email or visit


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