The Burial at Thebes


Director Martin Wylde
Set & Costume Designer Sammy Dowson

Performed by MA Acting Classical students


The war is over, but the conflict is not. Seamus Heaney’s poetic rendering of Sophocles’ great tragedy, explores the social tension present immediately post-war. Where do our loyalties lie, with family or state?

This strikingly beautiful and intense retelling of Antigone’s story delves into the sacrifices made by those who engage in non-violent civil disobedience, how institutional power can lack a human heart, and how peace after war is never simple to achieve. What is the cost when the dissident speaks 'truth to power'? The political world leaves little space for love, but love is also dangerous in her demands.

‘Love leads the good astray,
Plays havoc in heart and home;
You, love, here and now
In this tormented house
Are letting madness loose.’

By permission from Faber & Faber.


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Wednesday 25 - Saturday 28 July, 7.30pm
Saturday 28 July, 2.30pm

Box Office

Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed
Additional opening on performance nights: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Telephone: 020 7722 8183

About The Show

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.

NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.

Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token. Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a suitable break.

Please ensure that all mobile phones and pagers are switched off. Video and audio recording and flash photography are not permitted. No food or drink is allowed in the performance space.

Venue Location

Embassy Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals, email

Event dates

25 Jul 2018 - 7:30pm to 28 Jul 2018 - 7:30pm

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