The new King Creon is desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war and refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies him and honours her brother. Creon takes action against her, risking the wrath of the gods.
Christopher Eccleston and Jodie Whittaker feature in this thrilling contemporary staging of Antigone, directed by Polly Findlay.
Recording from the National Theatre Archive.