Doctor Who News Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston

Published on February 15th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett

Eccleston’s Antigone!

Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston

Doesn’t it seem like quite a while since we’ve seen or heard anything from Christopher Eccleston? The actor appears in dramas all over television and then seems to jump back into the private life that he rightly savours.
And why not? It reflects the quiet dignity that he always carries with him.

But if you’re eager to see him in the flesh (not as a Ganger duplicate before you get excited) then you will be pleased to know that he’ll be treading the boards in the National Theatre in a revival of Sophocles’ Antigone.

Appearing opposite Jodie Whittaker, Eccleston will be taking on the part of Creon, whose ill advised actions lead to his war ravaged city being polluted by the Gods and therefore sealing his fate and his future.

Anyone who knows the work of Christopher Eccleston knows that he is one powerful actor and will be even more assertive and scene stealing in a live production.

Antigone is due to on 30th May 2012 at the National Theatre Oliver as part of the Travelex £12 season. It will be directed by Polly Findlay and will surely be an enthralling evening for everyone that attends.

Keep up to date with production news and ticket prices by visiting the National Theatre’s website.


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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

One Response to Eccleston’s Antigone!

  1. avatar Bogbrush9 says:

    Just where have you been for the last seven years?

    Christopher has been in three films, an International Emmy award winning show, a fantastic drama called “The Shadow Line” and two years ago stared alongside Gillian Anderson in Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” at the Donmar Warehouse!

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