This year’s Fifth Anniversary Production of the MCS Greek play was a stunning success. Playing to sell-out audiences in Big School, Sophocles’ Antigone was directed by Miss Lucy Jackson and Dr James Methven, using a new, unpublished translation by Mr David Raeburn (New College). The cast, led by Laura Caccia as Antigone and Tom Matthews Boehmer as Creon, held their audience spellbound by superb acting from both principals and chorus alike. Set in against a backdrop and themes from 20th-century history, not to mention glowsticks, and using music that ranged from Holst to dubstep, the debate between Antigone’s laws of the gods and Creon’s laws of man raged with a gripping intensity.
Pre-show talks from Dr Fiona Macintosh (St Hilda’s) and Professor Patrick Finglass (University of Nottingham and All Souls’) provided suitable academic preparation for the audience. Congratulations to cast, crew and directors on a splendid triumph!