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Celebrated actress Juliette Binoche will take on the role of Antigone in a new translation (by poet Anne Carson) of Sophocles’ classic tragedy. Directed by Ivo van Hove, ANTIGONE will open the 2015 the Edinburgh International Festival. Performances are August 9-22 at King’s Theatre.

The play is a co-production of EIT, the Barbican, and Les Theatres de la Ville, Luxembourg.

Speaking about ANTIGONE, van Hove said, “While searching for a play for our first collaboration, Juliette and I quickly agreed that Antigone would be the right artistic challenge for both of us. The play itself has the explosiveness of a nuclear bomb. It deals with all possible relationships: man against woman, political against ethical leadership, the laws of society against the right of the individual, family and its unbreakable blood ties.”

(For tickets and information, call 0131-473-2000 or visit eif.co.uk)


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