Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias

Guy Cassiers - Toneelhuis
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The great Belgian director Guy Cassiers transforms two classical myths into contemporary figures fighting against sexual, social and political prejudices

Guy Cassiers, one of the most outstanding Belgian creators and a festival regular, brings us a double programme of monologues that rewrite two classical myths with contemporary language and contextualised in an urban setting. The story of a Muslim Antigone from the Molenbeek neighbourhood (Brussels) who wants to bury her brother, an ISIS suicide bomber, and the story of Tiresias, a character with a shifting identity: from man to woman, from woman to blind prophet. From their isolated positions, they are both exposed to the sexual, social and political prejudices of society. A production of visual and musical content in which the two stories interact with their respective soundtracks. 

Duration: 2 h 30 min

Premiere at the Spanish State

State: Belgium

Show in Dutch with Catalan subtitles

Artistic team

  • Direction: Guy Cassiers
  • Texts: Stefan Hertmans (Antigone in Molenbeek) and Kae Tempest (Tiresias)
  • Performers: Ikram Aoulad (Antigone in Molenbeek) and Katlijne Damen (Tiresias)
  • Scenic space and video: Charlotte Bouckaert 
  • Music (Antigone in Molenbeek): Danel Quartet 
  • Production: Toneelhuis 
  • Coproduction: Danel Quartet 
  • With the support of: Tax Shelter Maatregel V/D Belgische Federale Overheid and Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter, enabled by Belfius 
  • Show sponsored by:

From the same creator

La ta del senyor Linh (2018), Borderline (TA17), Les benignes (TA16), Le sec et lhumide (TA15), Orlando (TA13), El cor de les tenebres (TA12), Rojo reposado (TA10) 

Parallel activities


Wednesday 21st October at 19.30 h

Dinamizes: Recomana


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