GCSE Classics Theatre Trip – Sophocles’ Antigone

Written by Beth, Bella & Amy (Year 11)

In early February, the GCSE Classical Civilisation and Latin groups went to see a production of the ancient Greek tragedy Antigone.  We stepped onto the coach, with its electric blue disco lighting, and departed for central London.  When we arrived, we first went for a lovely dinner at Pizza Express where we enjoyed delicious dough balls, pizza and a scrumptious dessert.  Feeling completely full, we made our way to the theatre which was just across the road.  As soon as we sat down and made ourselves comfortable, the play began.  We particularly enjoyed it as we were able to fully understand the plot and characters, as most of us had already studied this play for our Controlled Assessments.  The play was also made more enjoyable by the relaxed stage presence of the actors, as well as the gentle humour at times, even though it was a tragedy!  As a UCL production, the performers were all university students, and so all the more impressive that it was a faultless and very professional performance.  It was really interesting to see a slightly more modern adaptation of the ancient Greek play too.  Finally, after being fully entertained, we made our way back to school.