the egg


  • 6 - 8 February

Event Information

Thurs - Sat 7:30pm

Performed from Thu 6 — Sat 8 Feb

Translated by Don Taylor
Directed by Kate Pasco

‘What use are people who are all words and no action?’

Two brothers lie dead.

A new leader has a city to rebuild.

One girl, Antigone, driven by courage to defend her family and beliefs, begins a fight against the tyranny of the state – no matter what the cost. A timeless thriller; interrogating loyalty and truth, honour and pride, Sophocles’ classic Antigone challenges the actions of a person who disobeys the authorities, rallying on behalf of Earth’s greater powers.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Micheline Steinberg Associates.

Thurs – Sat: 7:30pm

Running Time: approx. 1 hour 40 mins (no interval)

£12 Standard

£10 Children

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Translated by Don Taylor
Directed by Kate Pasco

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Micheline Steinberg Associates.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here