Bakkhai

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Ben Whishaw and Bertie Carvel star in Anne Carson’s new version of Euripides’ hedonistic, visceral tragedy at the Almeida Theatre. Read More >

Ben Whishaw and Bertie Carvel star in Anne Carson’s new version of Euripides’ hedonistic, visceral tragedy Bakkhai.

Skyfall actor Whishaw makes his Almeida Theatre debut in the role of Dionysos alongside Olivier Award-winning star of Matilda The Musical, Carvel, as Pentheus.

A struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god, Euripides’ tragic tale follows the story of Pentheus as he bans the wild ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos.

Directed by James Macdonald, Bakkhai features just three actors and a chorus, echoing the original Ancient Greek performance model.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 23/07/2015

Opening Night: 30/07/2015

Closing Night: 19/09/2015

Running time: 1h50

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Ben Whishaw, Bertie Carvel, Ameira Darwish, Eugenia Georgieva, Kaisa Hammarlund, Hazel Holder, Melanie La Barrie, Elinor Lawless, Catherine May, Belinda Sykes, Aruhan Galieva, Kevin Harvey, Helen Hobson

Creative

Director - James Macdonald

Producer - Almeida Theatre

Designer - Anne Carson

Choreographer - Jonathan Burrows & Gillie Kleiman

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

Sound - Paul Arditti

Author - Euripides

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