Bakkhai

Bakkhai

Almeida Theatre · 23 JUL - 19 SEP

Euripides’ electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.

Overview

Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides’ electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.

Using three actors and a chorus, echoing the original performance model, James Macdonald returns to the Almeida to stage Euripides’ hedonistic tragedy in a visceral new version by Anne Carson.

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 23 Jul - Sat 19 Sep, Mon - Sat
8pm, Wed & Sat mats 3pm*

*Wednesday mats 3pm: 5 Aug - 9 Sep
Sat mats 3pm: from 1 Aug

Venue

Almeida Theatre
Almeida Theatre Islington N1 1TA London, UK · Get Directions
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