Christopher Eccelston to Star in Antigone at London's National Theatre

News   Christopher Eccelston to Star in Antigone at London's National Theatre Christopher Eccleston will join the previously announced Jodie Whittaker to star as Creon in the National Theatre's new production of Antigone, beginning performances in the Olivier Theatre May 23 prior to an official opening May 30.

The first new production of this year's Travelex £12 Tickets season is directed by Polly Findlay. According to press materials, the play revolves around Creon (Eccleston) who, desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, refuses to bury the body of Antigone's rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict, and Creon condemns the young woman, his niece, to be buried alive.

Eccleston's previous theatre credits include A Doll’s House (Donmar Warehouse), the title role in Hamlet (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Miss Julie (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), and Bent and Abingdon Square (National Theatre).  His film credits include "G.I. Joe," "The Dark is Rising," "28 Days Later," "Elizabeth," "Jude," "Shallow Grave" and "Let Him Have It." TV credits include the Doctor in "Doctor Who," "Accused" (winning the international Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor) and "Flesh and Blood" (RTS Best Actor Award).

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7452 3000, or visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk for more details.

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