Bacchae

Bacchae

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Wise…yes, you are wise. In everything except that which needs wisdom.

The god Dionysos has come to the city of Thebes, where Pentheus rules with cool composure. The young king seeks to ban all worship of his cousin Dionysos, whom he insists is a fake divinity. Little does he know: the god is watching his every move. Dionysos turns the women of the city mad, and plays cat and mouse with Pentheus. Things are about to change.

EuripidesBacchae, performed and translated ceaselessly since its first production in the 5th century BCE, tells a story of divine revenge. This version, performed in the original Ancient Greek (with English subtitles) explores the boundaries between masculine and feminine, individual and community, human and divine.

Duration: 2hrs 35mins with interval

  • Thu 19 Oct 2:30 PM £20.00/£16.00/£13.00/£10.00
  • Thu 19 Oct 7:30 PM £20.00/£16.00/£13.00/£10.00
  • Fri 20 Oct 8:00 PM £20.00/£16.00/£13.00/£10.00
  • Sat 21 Oct 2:30 PM £20.00/£16.00/£13.00/£10.00 - Members' discount 50% off
  • Sat 21 Oct 7:30 PM £20.00/£16.00/£13.00/£10.00

Book Tickets

  • Thu 19 October 2:30 PM
  • Thu 19 October 7:30 PM
  • Fri 20 October 8:00 PM
  • Sat 21 October 2:30 PM
  • Sat 21 October 7:30 PM

By Euripides
Performed in Ancient Greek with English subtitles

Age guideline: 14+

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