Written by Sophocles
Directed by Anastasia Revi

Riverside Studios, London, 2010
International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, Cyprus, 2011

State loyalty versus human sentiment, old and ‘wise’ versus young and rebellious; a conflict of justices, morality and duty fuel this powerful and passionate performance of Sophocles’ tragedy. A city devastated by war. A family, the House of Oedipus, doomed by incest, guilt, grief and greed. In this visual and physical performance of Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’, an eternal conflict transcends all boundaries in a tragedy that still resonates in contemporary culture and politics.


Creon – George Siena (London), Ryan Hurst (Cyprus)
Antigone – Lisa Stuart
Ismene – Kathryn Carpenter
Haemon – Tyler Coombes
Chorus – Robert Finlay (London) Chris Gunter (London), Konstantinos Kavakiotis (Cyprus), Ian Mairs (Cyprus) Matthew Wade (London/Cyprus)
Sentry – Tobias Deacon
Tiresias – Johan Buckingham
Messenger – Noah Young (London) Tobias Deacon (Cyprus)
Eurydice – Susie Fairbrother

Creative and Production Team
Directed by Anastasia Revi
Set and Costumer Design by Maira Vazeou
Costume Design by Joanna Beart Albrecht and Raechyl Esther Borman (Cyprus)
Lighting Design by Christina Thannasoula (London), Yiannis Katsaris (Cyprus)
Composers/Musicians – Anne Malone and Noah Young (London), Daemonia Nymphe (Cyprus)
Photography by Yiannis Katsaris (London) Maira Vazeou (Cyprus)
Graphics by Katerina Kres
Producer Martina Reynolds


While over the years we have seen a number of productions of Sophocles’ Antigone the Theatre Lab Company was mesmerising. The interpretation, directed by Anastasia Revi, was fascinating, expansively dramatic and true in its delivery to the Greek tradition. Despite humidity and even more bugs this was a worthy theatrical experience! Chris Ekin-Wood,

THE PAST, THE PRESENT, THE BALANCE  – The atmospheric theatre of aesthetics and visuals that is the essence of Revi’s work is so present in this production . Anastasia Revi seems to win this bet by putting her signature on this classic production that is full of turns and twists without losing the balance. Evdoxia Lymperi, HELLENIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION 3, 2010

A TIMELY EXAMINATION OF AGE-OLD DILEMMAS The sheer energy of the players grabs the audience from the off, and the pace does not slacken. Theatre Lab has succeeded in recapturing some of the magic of this most ancient art form while making it feel relevant to the fast-changing modern world.

Strong and rich-voiced performers who make the ritualised gestures and choreographies she has given them grow from feeling.