Playwright Moira Buffini updates Greek tragedy

3rd September 2010



The playwright talks to Heather Neill about her latest play, Welcome to Thebes (National), which takes the stories of Antigone, Theseus and Eurydice and sets them in a contemporary war-torn African state. Recorded at the National Theatre.

Greek myths are essentially war stories, and lots of war stories are told in this play, as they are in countries where there has just been a war.