A Prime Cut Productions and the MAC co-production presented by the Abbey Theatre

X’NTIGONE (after Sophocles)

16 - 26 March 2022

Written by Darren Murphy

Directed by Emma Jordan

Booking Information

Dates: 16 March – 26 March

Times:  Mon – Sat 8pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm

Tickets:€18 – €25 / €10 – €20 conc.

Running time: 75 minutes

'Sometimes a person needs to destroy the world because the world is broken'

The virus has ravaged Thebes. Millions are dead and the economy has tanked. Vaccinations have been administered and the Festival of Liberty is imminent. Things are finally about to change. The countdown is on but leader Creon and his quarantined niece, the self-identifying X’ntigone, have unfinished business before the celebrations can commence.

What happens when old-world order meets a radical new world vision?

In this thrilling meditation on Sophocles’ timeless Greek tragedy, political expediency meets the voice of a generation who want to tear down the power structures that have ill-served a crumbling state.

Darren Murphy’s X’ntigone is a fresh and vital discourse for our times, when even truth has been sacrificed at the altar of political gain and avarice.

Funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.


Digital programme 

Download the show programme here.


The Stage


Images: Melissa Gordon

Audience Reaction 


  • X’ntigone: Eloise Stevenson
  • Creon: Michael James Ford

  • Playwright: Darren Murphy
  • Director: Emma Jordan
  • Set & Lighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
  • Sound Design: Garth McConaghie
  • Costume Design: Tracey Lindsay
  • Movement Direction: Dylan Quinn
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