Coming Soon at the New Venture Theatre
Some Recent Productions
Friday 21 July - Saturday 29 July
Short Play Festival
A selection of quality new writing over six new and diverse plays.
Friday 06 October - Saturday 14 October
‘We come out of the dark’
Civil war has decimated Thebes and torn apart the troubled family of Oidipous. Kreon must keep a grip if his new government is to be strong and stable. But when Antigone defies him and buries her traitor brother, she sparks a series of catastrophic events. Is she a criminal with terrorist leanings, a brave voice of reason, or simply a loyal sister? Is Kreon a heartless dictator, or a man trying desperately to balance the needs of state and family?
Anne Carson’s poetic and colloquial translation brings these extraordinary personal and political circumstances into the present day - a world where civil war and despotism are still rife; a world that longs for truth and courage.