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The Bacchae of Baghdad archiveWhen the charismatic eastern god Dionysus arrives in Baghdad with the Bacchae, his horde of female disciples, he is viewed by the autocratic king, Pentheus, as a dangerous 'other' - an unknown and barbaric threat. The clash that ensues between these two potentates pits scepticism against piety, order against chaos, austerity against excess. Relishing both the moral complexity and theatricality of the piece, Morrison mounts a whirlwind production that spins debate, dance, song and spectacle to tell an all too urgent story for today.

Author Conall Morrison.

Archive listings for The Bacchae of Baghdad

Work type: Play.


Director Conall Morrison. Design Sabine Dargent. Lighting Nick McCall. Costume Sinead Cuthbert. Choreographer Cindy Cummings. Performer Mojisola Adebayo. Performer Jeff Diamond. Performer Peter Hanly. Performer Tracy Harper. Performer Mary Healy. Performer Andrea Irvine. Performer Shereen Martineau. Performer Merrina Millsapp. Performer Ruth Negga. Performer Donna Nikolaisen. Performer Simon O'Gorman. Performer Robert O'Mahoney. Performer Christopher Simpson.
4 Mar 06 to 15 Apr 06The Abbey Theatre, Dublin :: V01247620447
listing details L64156198

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