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Young players to perform Sophocles’ deeply poetic tragedy in Malvern

Craig Gibbons 23rd Jul, 2018

MALVERN Theatres Young Company bring their production of Sophocles’ Antigone to town next month.

Demonstrating the clash and interweaving of human passions and failings, this production of Sophocles’ deeply poetic tragedy will bring into focus the timeless conflict between the needs of the individual and those of the state.

The story of one sister’s loyalty to both her brothers, regardless of their acts or opposing political beliefs, Antigone is claimed to be one of the most consistently popular plays in the history of drama.

Emily Henry (Antigone) and Toby Burchell (Creon) return following their performances as Elizabeth and John Proctor in last year’s production of The Crucible.

Director Nic Lloyd, who founded the Malvern Theatres Young Company in 2012, said: “I’ve always been fascinated by Greek drama and particularly by Sophocles’ poetic tragedy Antigone.

“I’m delighted to be working with this exceptional group of young actors as they seek to illuminate the play’s universal themes, in particular the timeless conflict between the individual and the state”.

Antigone will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from Wednesday, August 8 to Friday, August 10.

Admission is free.

The Malvern Theatres Young Company will then make its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, performing at theSpace on the Mile from Monday, August 13 to Saturday, August 18.

To book tickets for Edinburgh Fringe, call 01315 102382 or visit

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