7 January - 1 February, 2020


The war is over.

The dead have been buried. The traitors have been punished. People feel more alive than they have in a long time. They are ready to start again.

But Antigone is not. She will not move on, and she will not forget. She will drag everyone back if she has to.

Lulu Raczka’s searing adaptation hands the reins of Sophocles’ classic text to the young sisters at the heart of the play creating something messy, irreverent and vital.

Antigone is supported by Arts Council England.

Quotes & Reviews


★★★★ “Annabel Baldwin as the strong, recalcitrant Antigone and Rachel Hosker as the younger, meeker Ismene are mesmerising” The Guardian 

“A smart, sad, empathetic play” Time Out 

★★★★ “A smart, intimate piece that shows us the power of conviction, and the eternal love between two sisters” WhatsOnStage

“A compelling re-imagining of the Sophocles tragedy” Reviews Hub

“An energetic, cunning and cheekily irreverent adaptation” The Upcoming 

★★★★★ “Holy What’s excruciatingly incisive and nuanced production wrenches this classical play from its historical resting place and plants it firmly in the modern canon” Spy in the Stalls

The Company


Holy What is a new theatre company founded by writer Lulu Raczka, director Ali Pidsley and producer Imogen Clare-Wood. Formed after their hugely successful production of A Girl in School Uniform (Walks into a Bar), the company have come together to continue creating irreverent character-based new writing pieces that interrogate theatrical form.

Ali and Lulu previously worked together on the critically lauded NOTHING and Some People Talk About Violence.


Writer: Lulu Raczka
Director: Ali Pidsley
Designer: Lizzy Leech
Lighting Designer: Tim Kelly
Sound Designer: Kieran Lucas
Producer: Imogen Clare-Wood
Production Manager: Tim Kelly
Stage Manager: Rose Hockaday


Antigone: Annabel Baldwin
Ismene: Rachel Hosker

Cast & Creatives



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