(after Sophocles’


Dates, Times & Prices for X’ntigone (after Sophocles’ Antigone)
Date: 2 Feb - 13 Feb 2022
Duration: Approx 75mins
Location: Downstairs Theatre
£12.50 - £25
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Dates & Times

Dates & Times for X’ntigone (after Sophocles’ Antigone)
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Wed 2 Feb 2022 7:45pm Preview £16.00 Book Now
Thu 3 Feb 2022 7:45pm Preview £20.00 Book Now
Fri 4 Feb 2022 7:45pm £16.00 Book Now
Sat 5 Feb 2022 7:45pm £16.00 Book Now
Sun 6 Feb 2022 3:00pm £16.00 Book Now
Wed 9 Feb 2022 7:45pm Post Show Discussion £25.00 Book Now
Thu 10 Feb 2022 1:30pm Schools Performance £12.50 Sold Out
Thu 10 Feb 2022 7:45pm Sign Language Performance £12.50 Book Now
Fri 11 Feb 2022 7:45pm £20.00 Book Now
Sat 12 Feb 2022 7:45pm £20.00 Book Now
Sun 13 Feb 2022 3:00pm £16.00 Book Now

Team & Cast


  • Playwright: Darren Murphy

    Darren Murphy is a Dublin based playwright. Plays include: Many Mansions (Abbey Theatre commission); Bunny’s Vendetta (commissioned for the inaugural UK City of Culture, Derry, 2013); Irish Blood, English Heart, Trafalgar Studios; Tabloid Caligula, Arcola/E59E, NY; The Flats, Chelsea Theatre (shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award), and A Road In Winter, Soho (Westminster Prize). He is published by Oberon.
  • Director: Emma Jordan 

    Emma Jordan, Prime Cut’s Artistic Director has directed a strong body of critically acclaimed plays for the company, most recently Fionnuala Kennedy’s Removed (Young At Art Belfast Children’s Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Baboro Children’s Festival and IPAY, Philadelphia. Winner Best Theatre Script-  Irish Writers Guild Awards and Allianz Arts & Business Creative Communities Award), Fintan Brady’s East Belfast Boy (The MAC, Edinburgh Fringe and Island of Ireland Tour 2018-19),  Red by John Logan a Prime Cut-Lyric co-production (Winner of 4 Awards at the 2017 Irish Times Theatre Awards including Best Director and Best Production. Nominated for Best Director 2017 UK Theatre Awards), Stacey Gregg’s Scorch (winner of 7 international awards including a Scotsman Fringe First, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award and the 2015 Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play) Belfast, island of Ireland and UK Tour, the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Sweden and Germany tours. Directing credits also include After Miss Julie (Patrick Marber),  God Of Carnage (Yasmina Reza), The Conquest of Happiness (Co-created & directed with Haris Pasovic) I Am My Own Wife [Doug Wright], Blackbird (David Harrower), Shoot The Crow (Owen McCafferty), Scarborough (Fiona Evans), Woman and Scarecrow (Marina Carr), After The End (Denis Kelly). 

    In 2020-21, in response to the ongoing theatre lockdown Emma has directed a series of digital productions for Prime Cut including East Belfast Boy (Edinburgh Fringe and Eastside Arts Festival), Father The Father (The MAC) and Removed (Traverse 3 Online: Edinburgh Festival, SEODA Culture Ireland Showcase and Imaginate Festival 2021). Other digital work includes Wake Cake by Stacey Gregg BBC, and Modern Myths by Clare Dwyer Hogg for the MAC.

    Emma has also directed One Good Turn by Una McKevitt for the Abbey Theatre, Dublin as well as Educating Rita, Lovers and A Streetcar Named Desire for the Lyric Theatre Belfast and Lord of The Flies for Sherman Theatre Cardiff and Theatr Clwyd. 

    In 2014 Emma was the recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Cultural Entrepreneurship Breakthrough Award and the Spirit of Festival Award at the Belfast International Arts Festival 2015. She won the Best Director Award for Red at the 2017 Irish Times Irish Theatre Award and has been nominated consecutively for Best Director at the UK Theatre Awards for Red and Lovers (2017-18)  She was nominated for Best Director at the 2020 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for Removed and A Streetcar Named Desire.

  • Assistant Director: Gerard McCabe

    Gerard has been acting/directing from 17 years of age, he was the youngest director of Belfast Fringe Festival in 1997. Since then he has worked as an actor for nearly every company in Northern Ireland and many further afield. He has been producing theatre from 2008 when he founded Pintsized Productions as Artistic Producer and recently passed on the mantle after 10 years in charge and finished directing/producing Dale Farm: Seasons Of Safety project alongside Grand Opera House, Belfast. In 2021, he produced A Night in November at the MAC with Soda Bread Theatre Company.
  • Set & Lighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall 

    Ciaran is the Creative Director for Prime Cut Productions. He trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff and was made a Fellow of the College in 2017. 

    Designs for Prime Cut include:
    Set & Lighting Designs for: Father, The Father, Lady Magma, Hard to be Soft, Pulse, RED, Scorch, Secret City, The God of Carnage, Tejas Verdes, Villa, Discurso, The Conquest of Happiness, I Am My Own Wife, The Baths, Shoot the Crow, Scarborough, Woman & Scarecrow, Still Life Still
    Lighting design for Mydidae, Right Here Right Now, Antigone and After The End. Set Design for Removed, Everyday I Wake Up Hopeful and East Belfast Boy. Ciaran also filmed and acted as Director of Photography for the Digital Productions of East Belfast Boy and Removed

    Other Recent Theatre includes: Set & Lighting Design: The Whip (RSC); Peter Pan (Hull Truck); A Christmas Carol (The Gate, Dublin); The Merchant of Venice (The Great Theatre, Shanghai); This Beautiful Village (Abbey Theatre Dublin, Set Design only); The Magic Flute (INO, Wexford Opera House, Gaiety Dublin); A Streetcar Named Desire (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); The Last Yankee (Library Theatre, Bolton); UBU The King (Tinderbox, MAC, Belfast); Oliver Twist (Hull Truck); And Did those Feet (Macron Stadium, Bolton); Double Cross (Lyric Theatre Belfast & Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Mai (Irish Tour/Dublin Theatre Festival); Lovers (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); The Man who fell to Pieces (The MAC, Belfast); The Great Gatsby (Gate Theatre, Dublin – Winner Best Design Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards); RED (Lyric Theatre, Belfast – Winner Best Design Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards); The Train, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); And Did Those Feet; Ashes, Educating Rita, Two, Two 2, A View From The Bridge, Love Story, Twelfth Night, Piaf, Of Mice and Men, Tull, The Glass Menagerie, Habeas Corpus, Secret Thoughts, Oleanna (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); A Christmas Treasure Island, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Hull Truck); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe, London); Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour); Othello (RSC, Stratford upon Avon); Lally the Scut, (MAC, Belfast); Snookered (Bush Theatre, London); The Killing of Sister George (Arts Theatre, London); A Slight Ache and Landscape (Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre London). 

  • Sound Design: Gath McConaghie 

    Garth has worked extensively as a Composer, Sound Designer, Musical Director, Arranger and Music Producer for studios, theatre, film and television. Garth's work has been performed and broadcast all over the UK, Ireland and internationally as part of theatrical productions, exhibitions, art installations, television and radio.

    Recent TV/Radio Credits include: Derry Girls Seasons 1 and 2 (Hat Trick Productions, Channel 4), My Mother and Other Strangers (BBC 1), Malaria, Comic Relief / FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony (BBC, Flickerpix, dir. Richard Curtis), Days Like This (BBC NI, nominated for IFTA), Wee Wise Words (BBC NI), Not Now Farley (BBC Learning Zone), On the Air (BBC NI), Ulster Volunteers (RTE), A Year in Sex City (DoubleBand Films/BBC 1).

    Most Recent Theatre Credits include: A Night in November (Soda Bread, Chiswick Playhouse), Mojo Mickybo (Bruiser), In the Name of the Son (Green Shoot), A Christmas Carol (MAC Belfast), Rebus: Long Shadows (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), The Miami Showband Story (GBL Productions, Grand Opera House, Belfast, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), Bouncers (Big Telly / MAC Belfast), Spud! (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Freak Show (Big Telly), Tamed (Southwark Playhouse, London), The Elves and the Shoemaker (MAC Belfast, Cahoots NI), A Night In November (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Penguins (Cahoots NI, Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Under the Hawthorn Tree (Cahoots NI, MAC Belfast), Hansel & Gretel (MAC Belfast), Aladdin (SSE Arena, Belfast), Nivelli's War (Cahoots NI, New Victory Theater, Broadway, New York, Lyric theatre, Belfast), The Faerie Thorn (Big Telly), Madame Geneva (Macha Productions), Pinocchio (MAC Belfast, Cahoots NI), Macbeth (YMT:UK, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, RADA Studios and Sadler's Wells Theatre), Christmas Eve Can Kill You (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Shh! We Have a Plan (Cahoots NI, touring China, 2019), Egg, (Cahoots NI, touring USA, 2016), The Scarlet Web (Big Telly), Mistletoe & Crime (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Sometimes There's Light [Sometimes There's Dark] (Moving Dust, Asylum, London and touring, 2014), God of Carnage (Prime Cut Productions), Crazy (GBL Productions), My English Tongue, My Irish Heart (Green Shoot Productions), Forget Turkey (Lyric Theatre, Belfast).

  • Costume Design: Tracey Lindsay 

    Hailing from Derry, Tracey trained at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth receiving a BA Honours in Drama and Scenography.  

    Recent design credits include Set and Costume Design In The Name Of The Son (Green Shoot Productions); Costume and Associate Set Design Distortion (MAC, Belfast); Set and Costume Design The Shedding Of Skin (Kabosh Theatre Company); Set and Costume Design Billy Boy (EastSide Arts);  Set and Costume Design In The Name Of The Son (Green Shoot Productions) Set and Costume Design Is Iomaí Rud a Tharla / The Story of the Irish Houses (Aisling Ghéar); Design Advisor Abomination: A DUP Opera (The Belfast Ensemble and Outburst Arts); Assistant Designer in the London immersive production of The Wolf of Wall Street (Hartshorn-Hook Productions). 

    Tracey is currently Associate Designer for Prime Cut Productions. Credits including The Border Game (Co-Production, Lyric Theatre); Father The Father (Co-Production, MAC Theatre).

    Tracey is also Design Assistant to Ciaran Bagnall Design. Assisting credits include Anything Can Happen 1972:Voices From The Heart Of The Troubles (The Playhouse, Derry); The Whip (RSC); Peter Pan (Hull Truck); A Christmas Carol (The Gate, Dublin); The Merchant of Venice (Shanghai Grand Theatre, RSC); Lady Magma (Atelier Paris, Prime Cut Productions); The Magic Flute (Irish National Opera); A Streetcar Named Desire (Lyric Theatre, Belfast).  

    Previous designs include, Set Design Assembly Required (Headrush, Ireland); Set and Costume Design We Like It Here (Headrush, Ireland); Set and Lighting All For Honor (Tara Studio); Assistant Lighting Design Calamity Jane (Londonderry Musical Society) and Springtown Camp (The Millennium Forum). 

    Within UWA, Tracey produced many installation art pieces as well as Set Design for Blood Wedding and Lighting Design for The Duchess of Malfi

  • Movement Direction: Dylan Quinn


  • X’ntigone: Eloïse Stevenson

    Eloïse Stevenson is an actor from Holywood, Co. Down. She is a graduate of The Lir Academy in Dublin. 

    Theatre credits include: Rough Girls (Lyric Theatre), The Playboy of the Western World (Lyric Theatre), The Great Hunger (Abbey Theatre and IMMA), The Wild Duck (Lir Academy), Pericles (Lir Academy), Dubliners (Lir Academy), Serious Money (Lir Academy), Temporal Powers (Lir Academy), The Black Church (Lir Academy), Electra (Lir Academy), Richard III (Lir Academy). 

    Film/TV: Short Stay (short, Ruth Meehan), This Town Still Talks About You (short, Matthew McGuigan).

  • Creon: Michael James Ford 

    Michael’s previous work in Belfast includes Educating Rita and How Many Miles to Babylon, both at the Lyric. Among his recent stage appearances are Othello and Romeo and Juliet (Mill Theatre), Where the Willow Meets the Ash, A Christmas Carol and  Buridan’s Ass (Viking Theatre), Wringer (Bewley’s Café Theatre ) and Othello at the Abbey Theatre, where his other work includes 16 Possible Glimpses, Translations, The Plough and the Stars and Observe the Sons of Ulster. His extensive work at the Gate Theatre includes A Woman of No Importance, Little Women, Present Laughter, The Deep Blue Sea, Anna Karenina, The Constant Wife, Blithe Spirit, Salome, Arcadia, Cyrano de Bergerac, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Pride and Prejudice, Moonlight, The Double Dealer and The Rivals.  

    Film and television work includes the recently completed detective series Harry Wild with Jane Seymour, Dead Still (DAC Productions), Striking Out (RTE), The Flag (Treasure Entertainment), Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie (BBC Films), Ripper Street (BBC/Element Pictures), Citizen Charlie (RTE), A Nightingale Falling (Mixed Bag Media), Becoming Jane (Ecosse Films/Blueprint Pictures), Bridget and Eamon (RTÉ) and Penny Dreadful (Showtime). 

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