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Bacchae, The

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About the Show Less...

Euripides' tale of indulgence is reinvented by Kneehigh Theatre. Read More >

Mothers, sisters, wives, lovers and any other female relation you can think of have left their homes to indulge in a little revelling with Bacchus, the god of dance and wine. Euripides’ sensual and anarchic follows the ladies shift from being the chosen to the guilty.

Kneehigh, who have found success in recent years with The Red Shoes (2002) and The Wooden Frock (2003), return to the capital with this darkly witty tale.

The Bacchae contains nudity and is suitable for those over the age of 12.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 02/11/2004

Closing Night: 20/11/2004

Running time: 1h50 approx.

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Cast & Creative


Director - Emma Rice

Producer - Kneehigh Theatre with West Yorkshire Playhouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Bristol Old Vic and Hall for Cornwall

Designer - Bill Mitchell

Author - Euripides

About Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

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