'The Burial at Thebes' a version of Sophocles' Antigone by Off the Cuff Theatre
Start Date: 29 November 2017
End Date: 29 November 2017
Venue: Seamus Heaney HomePlace
Telephone: 028 7938 7444
Set in a Northern Ireland city, this production of The Burial at Thebes, Seamus Heaney’s version of Antigone, is presented by local amateur theatre company, Off the Cuff Community Theatre Group.
Originally written by Sophocles almost 2,500 years ago, the play explores themes that are just as relevant to audiences today as they were in his time. The story of Antigone’s dilemma of whether or not to bury her beloved brother and plunge her family into a cycle of violence is a tale of mythic proportions, which Seamus Heaney adapted in 2004 to mark the centenary of the Abbey Theatre.
Off the Cuff Community Theatre Group is a cross-community and multi-cultural group who use drama to reach out and inspire communities by ‘bringing people to the theatre and theatre to the people’.