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The Bacchae

After Euripides
by Lazarus Theatre Company

Tuesday 19 April 2016 - Saturday 7 May 2016

A wanderer returns, driving the people of the city into a ferocious and liberating frenzy. His actions excite, his message thrills, but his mission is revenge.

Euripides’ hedonistic and uncompromising final play comes to the stage in an all-new devised ensemble production. Through the use of spoken word, movement and music this thrilling production examines belief, sexuality and liberation.

A man is just a man, unless that man is God.

The production marks our return to the Blue Elephant after our sell-out production of Shakespeare’s Richard III in 2014.

The Bacchae marks the ninth Greek play in the Lazarus repertoire after Medea 2007, Elektra 2008, Hecuba 2010, Orestes 2011, Electra 2011, The Women of Troy 2012, Iphigenia in Aulis 2012 and Oedipus 2013.


"Bold and mesmerising" ★★★★ Entertainment Focus

The Bacchae review

"Another fascinating production" UK Theatre Network

The Bacchae by Lazarus Theatre at Blue Elephant Theatre

"Exuberant and fresh" There Ought To Be Clowns

Review: The Bacchae, Blue Elephant

Written by
Adapted and Directed by
Gavin Harrington-Odedra
Costume Designed by
Sorcha Cocoran
Lighting Design by
Stuart Glover
Sound Design by
Neil McKeown
Production Manager
Ina Berggren
Stage Manager
Mel Berry
David Bullen
Assistant Director
John King
Company Photographer
Adam Trigg
Production Graphic Designer
Will Beeston
Rachel Agustsson, Amy Allen, Nick Biadon, Tamara Camacho, Stephen Emery, Jake W Francis, Ashley Holman, Kenzie Horn, Katherine Judkins, Liis Mikk, RJ Seeley, Aidan Valentine, Lysanne Van Overbeek, Sonja Zobel


★★★★★ “Combines muscular performances with heart stopping visual flare.”

Attitude Magazine on Oedipus