GRIPPING Greek tragedy Antigone continues the new season at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre next week.
Sophocles’ classic tale tells the story of Antigone’s defiance and refusal to bow to her ruler and prospective father-in-law when her brother is denied the dignity of a burial.
Powerful and shattering, the play brims with modern parallels and takes its audience on a hugely dramatic and emotional journey.
Antigone is played by Matti Houghton whose credits include work on television in Wire In The Blood, Doctors and The Bill.
The cast also includes Ben Addis, Nicholas Cass-Beggs, Claire Goodier, Jonathan Keeble, Alexandra Mathie, Ian Redford, Andrew Sheridan and John Watts.
Antigone opens on Wednesday, October 15 and runs until Saturday, November 8.
Tickets range from £8.50 to £29, concessions available. Happy Mondays tickets are £4 for anyone aged 25 and under. Phone 0161 833 9833 or go to www.royalexchange.co.uk/ bookonline.