Us and Them & Antigone - Summer On Stage 2018
This double bill is a culmination of three of our Summer On Stage 2018 projects which has seen 60 young people come together to develop and produce these two pieces of theatre in just two and three weeks respectively.
Lyceum Youth Theatre presents:
Us & Them
by David Campton
A wall divides us. A wall divides them.
Two groups of wanderers enter, looking for a place to settle. They agree to share a space and mark the line between their territories, but as time passes, suspicion grows. The line becomes a fence, the fence then becomes a wall, built higher and higher. Can they live together or will the mistrust grow to the point of conflict?
This relevant, contemporary play is an exploration of how history often repeats itself.
Translated by E. F. Watling
"Still the same tempest in the heart
Torments her soul with angry gusts"
Returning to Thebes after the death of their father, Antigone and her sister Ismene intend to help their two brothers avoid a prophecy that predicts they will kill each other in a battle for the throne of Thebes. On arrival, Antigone discovers that both are already dead, but that only one has been given a proper burial. Defying the law, she buries her second brother and incurs the anger of King Creon who imprisons her.
Antigone is a classic Greek tragedy depicting age-old rebellion, a battle of passion and power and the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident of his own authority.
Dates, Times & Prices
Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July 2018
Please note: this production is presented as a double-bill
- £5.50 concessions
- £5 LYT Member