ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Antigone (The Theatre School)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Love, loyalty, grief, sacrifice, human rights, power… Greek tragedy is a challenge and this all-female rendition of the classic Antigone shouldn’t hold itself back. There is some skilfully controlled vocal work, always clear and precise, and Creon’s final speeches are impressively heartfelt and vigorous. The movement is often unfortunately wooden, with seemingly no consideration for motive. The sentries, however, whose constant presence achieves an oppressive sense of surveillance, can be commended for consistent stillness and stony-faced calm. Outside of the genuine efforts from the young actors, the lighting changes were disconcertingly clunky and the choices dumbfounding, with a myriad of colours that became increasingly sickly and did nothing to ease the actors into the intensity of the story.

Greenside, 22 – 27 Aug, 7.30pm (8.10pm), £4.00 – £6.00, fpp238
tw rating 3/5