Lazarus Theatre Company
19th April – 7th May 2016
The Blue Elephant Theatre
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.
“The Bacchae is an absorbing piece of theatre that finds the core of the drama and connects it to our own time” ★★★★
Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus
Cast and Creative
Dionysus – Nick Biadon
Pentheus – Stephen Emery
Agaue – Sonja Zobel
Katrine – Lysanne Van Overbeek
Advisor – Jake W Francis
Advisor – Ashley Holman
Advisor – Aidan Valentine
Chorus Leader– RJ Seeley
Chorus – Tamara Camacho, Liis Mikk, Amy Allen, Kenzie Horn, Rachel Agustsson, Katherine Judkins
Written by Euripides
Adapted and Directed by Gavin Harrington-Odedra
Additional material written by David Bullen and the company
Costume Designed by Sorcha Corcoran
Lighting Design by Stuart Glover
Sound Design by Neil McKeown
Production Manager – Ina Berggren
Stage Manager – Mel Berry
Dramaturge – David Bullen
Assistant Director – John King
Company Photographer – Adam Trigg
Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston
Production shots taken by Adam Trigg
★★★★ “Euripides’ final tragedy – The Bacchae – is pulsatingly brought to life… Lazarus’s interpretation is bold and mesmerising”
Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus
Euripides was born in Athens, Greece, around 485 B.C. He became one of the best-known and most influential dramatists in classical Greek culture; of his 90 plays, 19 have survived. His most famous tragedies, which reinvent Greek myths and probe the darker side of human nature, include Medea, The Bacchae, Hippolytus, Alcestis and The Trojan Women.
Dates 19th April - 7th May, Tuesday – Saturday 8.00pm
Venue The Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell.
Tickets £15.00, £12.50 (Concessions) £10 (Previews)
To Book www.blueelephanttheatre.co.uk
PRESS AND OPENING NIGHT 21st April 2016
Run Time 60 Minutes approx
“Another fascinating production by Lazarus that challenges audiences to look at a classic with different eyes”
Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre Newtwork
"Lazarus’ productions always flourish in ensemble scenes, and the ferocity of the chorus in this production was striking"
Euston Street Diaries
An introduction to Greek Theatre
The Ancient Greek drama, is a theatrical culture that flourished in ancient Greece 700 BC. The city-state of Athens, which became a significant cultural, political, and military power during this period, was its centre, where it was institutionalised as part of a festival called the Dionysia, which honoured the god Dionysus.
Film courtesy of The National Theatre.
“A striking new devised version of The Bacchae… An enigmatic and seductive take on this Greek tragedy to end all tragedies”
There Ought To Be Clowns
The Bacchae in the press
Enterainment Focus talk with Nick Biadon who plays the role of Dionysus in The Bacchae
Entertainment Focus talk with Gavin Harrington-Odedra and what to expect from this radical new production
UK Theatre Network talk with Director Gavin Harrington-Odedra and Actor Nick Biadon all things Bacchae
Theatre Bubble announce The Bacchae
London Theatre Guide announce Lazarus Rebellion Season
EUGreeka share the Bacchae news
The wonderful folk of Entertainment Focus spreading The Bacchae news