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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.
Performers Mojisola Adebayo, Jeff Diamond, Peter Hanly, Tracy Harper, Mary Healy, Andrea Irvine, Shereen Martineau, Merrina Millsapp, Ruth Negga, Donna Nikolaisen, Simon O'Gorman, Robert O'Mahoney, Christopher Simpson.
Author Conall Morrison. Director Conall Morrison. Design Sabine Dargent. Lighting Nick McCall. Costume Sinead Cuthbert. Choreographer Cindy Cummings.

The Bacchae of Baghdad

The Bacchae of Baghdad (Play) production archive for QTIX code T774831300. Details of all The Bacchae of Baghdad archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2099426479

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