The Bacchae archiveThey have tasted pleasure and will defend it at any cost! Pentheus wants to stop the women - these wives, these lovers and mothers who have left their homes to revel with the god of dance and wine. He disguises himself as a woman and tries to repress their desires at any cost...The Bacchae tells of curiosity and control, invasion and rage.


Author: Euripides
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Archive listings for The Bacchae

Work type: Play.


Translation TA Buckley. Adapted by Maria Makenna. Director Maria Makenna.
17 Sep 19 to 21 Sep 19Bread and Roses, Inner London :: V1142
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Presented byMermaids (The University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund). Adapted by Gabriele Uboldi.
13 Aug 18 to 25 Aug 18The Fringe Office, Edinburgh :: V1059
listing details L01190152477


Part of Lazarus' Season of Rebellion.Company Lazarus Theatre Company. Director Gavin Harrington-Odedra.
19 Apr 16 to 7 May 16The Blue Elephant Theatre, Inner London :: V1259993386
listing details L1289708324


Contains nudityPresented byGiles Foreman Centre for Acting.
27 Jul 15 to 1 Aug 15Theatro Technis, Inner London :: V248
listing details L130492239


Presented byYoung Everyman Playhouse. Director Chris Tomlinson.
7 May 15 to 9 May 15Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
listing details L968052956


Producer Royal and Dergate. Producer Made in Northampton. Producer Festival of Chaos. Adapted by Rosanna Lowe. Director Laurie Sansom. Design takis. Sound Christopher Shutt. Lighting Philip Gladwell. Music Dougal Irvine. Musical Director Thomas J Indge. Performer Robert Benfield. Performer Liam Bergin. Performer Jim Bywater. Performer Philip Cairns. Performer Rosie Ede. Performer Alicia Davies. Performer Seline Hizli. Performer Ery Nzaramba. Performer Kathryn Pogson. Performer Amanda Wilkin.
18 May 12 to 30 Jun 12Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L1267251288


Company Resuscitate Theatre. Adapted by Anna Marshall. Director Anna Marshall. Director Oscar Wyatt. Design Libby Todd. Design Ni Wen. Lighting Oscar Wyatt. Costume Sakura Fujibayashi. Costume Harriet Dyson. Sound Jing Ng. Performer Dylan Kennedy. Performer Damien Hasson. Performer Alice Knapton. Performer Alex Gibson. Performer Stevie Hall. Performer Charlotte Eve. Performer Marion Geoffray. Performer Natalie Imlay. Performer Meena Rayan. Performer Penny Rodie. Performer Emily Hodgson.
2 Jun 12Roundhouse, West End :: V242
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21 May 12 to 27 May 12Theatro Technis, Inner London :: V248
listing details L0887842893
29 Apr 12Southwark Playhouse, Inner London :: V226
listing details L01801491651
24 Apr 12 to 27 Apr 12Camden People's Theatre, Outer London :: V176
listing details L1833901743


Company Fourth Monkey. Design Eleanor Field. Lighting Joshua Carr.
1 Mar 12 to 17 Mar 12Theatro Technis, Inner London :: V248
listing details L810301998


Producer Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester. Director Braham Murray. Design Louise-Ann Wilson. Lighting Chris Davey. Sound Steve Brown. Music Akintayo Akinbode. Director Andy Rogers (assistant). Choreographer Mark Bruce. Performer Jotham Annan (Dionysus). Performer Eve Polycarpou (Agave). Performer Wyllie Longmore (Cadmus). Performer Sam Alexander. Performer Charlotte Broom. Performer Laura Caldow. Performer Caroline Hotchkiss. Performer Joanne Fong. Performer Hazel Holder. Performer John Kirk. Performer Penny Layden. Performer Elizabeth Mischler. Performer Colin Prockter. Performer Ino Riga. Performer Terence Wilton.
10 Nov 10 to 4 Dec 10Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
listing details L0534360616


Company Hampstead Youth Theatre. Adapted by Tim Ford. Director Tim Ford.
9 Sep 10 to 11 Sep 10NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L351572306


Producer MB Productions.
1 Dec 09 to 3 Dec 09General, Oxford :: V1095
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Company Youth Theatre Company.
4 Dec 08 to 6 Dec 08Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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Producer National Theatre of Scotland. Adapted by David Greig. Translation Ian Ruffell. Director John Tiffany. Performer Alan Cumming (Dionysus). Performer John Bett (Tiresias). Performer Cal MacAninch (Pentheus). Performer Sally Amaka Okafor. Performer Sharon Duncan Brewster. Performer Hazel Holder. Performer Melissa Keyes. Performer Lisa Davina Phillip. Performer Sarah Quist. Performer Ann-Marie Roberts. Performer Jesskika Williams. Performer Emi Wokoma.
25 Jun 08 to 28 Jun 08Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
listing details L1336312751
19 Jun 08 to 21 Jun 08His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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Company Actors of Dionysus.
21 Apr 08 to 22 Apr 08Bloomsbury Theatre, Inner London :: V170
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27 Sep 07Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
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Supported by The Binks Trust.Producer National Theatre of Scotland. Producer Edinburgh International Festival (in association with the Lyric Hammersmith). Adapted by David Greig. Translation Ian Ruffell. Director John Tiffany. Design Miriam Buether. Music Tim Sutton. Musical Director Tim Sutton. Choreographer Steven Hoggett. Lighting Colin Grenfell. Sound Chris Shutt. Performer Alan Cumming (Dionysus). Performer Tony Curran (Pentheus). Performer Paola Dionisotti (Agave). Performer Ewan Hooper (Cadmus). Performer Ralph Riach (Tiresias). Performer Michelle Asante. Performer Lynette Clark. Performer Sharon Duncan-Brewster. Performer Maria Mantack. Performer Gloria Onitiri. Performer Denise Orita. Performer Ann-Marie Roberts. Performer Sandra Yaw. Performer Jessica Williams. Performer Emi Wokoma.
5 Sep 07 to 22 Sep 07Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Outer London :: V315
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28 Aug 07 to 1 Sep 07Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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11 Aug 07 to 18 Aug 07King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
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Company Kneehigh Theatre (with West Yorkshire Playhouse The Lyric Hammersmith and Hall for Cornwall). Director Emma Rice. Design Bill Mitchell. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Performer Mike Shepherd. Performer Craig Johnson. Performer Giles King. Performer Eva Magyar. Performer Robi Lucskai. Performer Daniel Canham. Performer Andrew Brodie. Performer Sarah Moody. Performer Leonie Dodd.
25 Jan 05 to 12 Feb 05Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
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23 Nov 04 to 27 Nov 04Hall for Cornwall, Truro :: V1183
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2 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Outer London :: V315
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26 Oct 04 to 30 Oct 04Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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19 Oct 04 to 23 Oct 04Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
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24 Sep 04 to 16 Oct 04Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L0845541467


Company Thiassos Theatre Company.
27 Oct 03 to 1 Nov 03Cockpit Theatre, Inner London :: V182
listing details L0981852305

The Bakkhai - T0212357869

Into a world of order and uniformity crashes a riotous band of travellers, promoting a cult of Ecstasy and Chaos. When the leaders of these opposing views collide, the consequences of their fanaticism are devastating. In this new and very contemporary version of The Bacchae the destructive embrace of opposites is examined through contemporary ignorance, prejudice and hatred. This is a play about the whole world and all time, and the endless struggles of men and women trapped between truth and delusion, heaven and hell.Company Strathclyde Theatre Group. Director Maria McCormack.
12 Sep 02 to 21 Sep 02The Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow :: V620
listing details L15948189


This is the British premiere of a startling new adaptation by the well-known Irish poet, [Derek Mahon]. This ancient play has echoes in recent events, dealing as it does with the search for faith and how it confronts both hope and terror. This short, sharp production of a very modern play has been relocated from Ancient Greece to late 20th Century America and with dynamic music throughout, you'll definitely have seen nothing like it before! This production is supported by the family and friends of the late John Clemow.Company Questor. Adapted by Derek Mahon. Director Spencer Butler.
13 Apr 02 to 20 Apr 02Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
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Company Court Theatre Training Company. Director Cheryl Kennedy. Translation John Davies.
27 Feb 02 to 24 Mar 02Courtyard Theatre, Inner London :: V184
listing details L671071370


Company The Actors of Dionysus.
20 Sep 00MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling :: V642
listing details L1207277115


A beat driven score duels the ecstatic ryhythms of the Bacchae's chanting, as Dionysis wreaks a terrible test on the citizens of Thebes. Do we believe in the Gods? And what does it cost us if we don't?Company Sixth Sense Theatre Trust (in association with The Cheltenham Everyman). Director Sue Colverd. Music Kim Humphreys.
18 Feb 00Arc Theatre, Trowbridge :: V881281219
listing details L2015453437


Company The Everyman. Company NoName Theatre.
1 Feb 00 to 10 Feb 00Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
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Translation C K Williams. Director Matthew Gray. Company Actors Company. Design Rob Bailey. Lighting Tracey-Anne Cutbush. Performer Eva Edohen. Performer Robert Lockhart. Performer Anthony Jarvis. Performer Lou Fioravanti. Performer Elizabeth Henriksen. Performer Brent Palmer. Performer Zoe Lawrence. Performer James Glavin. Performer Denise Castillo. Performer Alex Cameron-Watts. Performer Emma Storry.
20 Sep 99 to 23 Oct 99Jermyn Street Theatre, Inner London :: V207
listing details L1134058408


Company Praxis Theatre. Adapted by Sam Dowling. Adapted by Barney Ashton.
8 Oct 97 to 1 Nov 97North Pole Pub, Outer London :: V319
listing details L1241396809


Company Drayton Court Theatre. Performer Ellen Chadwick. Performer Nicola de Massa. Performer Julie-Ann Gillit. Performer Denise McNee. Performer Samantha Mendoza. Director Paul Arendt.
29 Jun 97 to 30 Jun 97Drayton Court Theatre, Outer London :: V352
listing details L2081675762

Other listings

9 Nov 00Christ's Hospital Theatre, Horsham :: V724
listing details L2076972736
3 Nov 00Forest Arts Centre, New Milton :: V786
listing details L0784125141
1 Nov 00 to 2 Nov 00Queen Elizabeth Hospital Theatre (QEH), Bristol :: V998
listing details L1647335413
29 Sep 00OFS Studio (previously known as Old Fire Station Theatre), Oxford :: V800
listing details L0887108740

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