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Euripides' Bacchae

Theatre
Warwick Classics Society and the Department of Classics and Ancient History
Date
Thursday 27 January 7:30pm - Friday 28 January 2022 7:30pm
Venue
Theatre
Need to know

Tickets: £6
School's Group ticket discounts available. Please contact groupbookings@warwick.ac.uk for more information.

Directed by Jessica Johnson
Produced by Katharine Broderick

Recommended Age:
12+ advised, due to mature themes

Warwick Classics Society and the Department of Classics and Ancient History are back! 

Following the success of Frogs (2019) and Oedipus Rex (2020), this year they present Euripides' Bacchae (5th Century BC), a tragedy exploring themes of gender, madness, and the manipulation of the natural order.  

Dionysus, the god of wine, fertility, and ritualistic madness amongst other things has returned to Thebes to avenge the slander by those who claim that they are not the son of Zeus. Dionysus, in disguise, attempts to prove to the King, Pentheus, that they were in fact born a god, and tragedy ensues.  

Jessica Johnson's unique take on Euripides' Bacchae presents a clear link to the modern world, through the discussion of various themes from the developments of feminist theory, to immigration, and beyond.