Barnsley College students present Antigone

Barnsley College Performing Arts students.

Barnsley College Performing Arts students.

Performing Arts students invite the public to their performances of the Greek Tragedy Antigone by Jean Anouilh.

Students will take to the stage at the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 March at 7.00pm.

Jean Anouilh’s play is inspired by Greek mythology and the play of the same name by playwright Sophocles. The play follows tragic hero Antigone’s story of resistance. After her brother is denied the dignity of a burial, Antigone refuses to bow to her ruler and prospective father-in-law and instead chooses to fight for all that she believes in.

“Our production of Antigone will be set in a post-apocalyptic present.”

Paul Atkins, Performing Arts Course Leader at Barnsley College, said: “Our production of Antigone will be set in a post-apocalyptic present. The desolation of the setting has exposed the actors, preventing them from hiding behind the set, costume and lighting design and forcing them to rely purely on their acting skills and interpretation of the text. It has stretched and challenged the students and we’re extremely proud of the hard work they have put into the show.

“We would encourage students studying A Level Drama to take advantage of the opportunity to see a live performance of Antigone as it is one of the set texts for the A Level course.”

Tickets for both dates are available now at priced from £5 to £8, book for two upcoming shows and receive a 25% discount on tickets.

To find out more about the Performing Arts courses on offer call 01226 216 123 or email

Last updated: 18th March 2019

Originally posted on: 18th March 2019