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Bakkhai archivePentheus 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.


Ben Whishaw (Dionysos), Bertie Carvel, Kevin Harvey, Amiera Darwish, Eugenia Georgieva, Kaisa Hammarlund, Helen Hobson, Hazel Holder, Melanie La Barrie, Elinor Lawless, Catherine May, Louise Mills, Belinda Sykes


Author: Euripides
Producer: Almeida Theatre
Adapted by: Anne Carson
Director: James Macdonald
Music: Orlando Gough
Musical Director: Lindy Tennent-Brown
Design: Antony McDonald
Lighting: Peter Mumford
Choreographer(s): Jonathan Burrows, Gillie Kleiman
Sound: Paul Arditti


Bakkhai (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01125051141. Details of all Bakkhai archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0295364283

Archive Listings

23 Jul 15
19 Sep 15
Almeida Theatre
West End, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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