AF Fellow Hollie McNish to write a new version of Antigone for Storyhouse in Chester

Storyhouse have  announced that Arts Foundation Futures Award Fellow Hollie McNish will write a brand-new version of Antigone.

The production will be McNish’s first ever solo play and will be staged between 22 May – 13 June. Alex Clifton, artistic director at Storyhouse said:

Hollie’s words make everyone feel they are her friend: anyone who has read her stuff feels they know her; feels she knows them. Her writing fizzes with ideas that sit right in the middle of Antigone: parenthood, immigration, gender, the role of the state in our daily lives. This version will forefront the voices of young women and girls, with girls from our youth theatre taking the role of the chorus. Hollie is the perfect person to voice all of its characters and make an Antigone that matters now.