The Bacchae (3 stars)

A fast-paced production where some plot-twists may get lost amongst writhing

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This article is from 2010.

The Bacchae

This all-male version of Euripides’ tragedy adds a homoerotic sheen to the already potent mix of vengeance, repression and brutal slaughter. The cast power their physicality into the fast-paced production, though some of the more intricate plot twists get lost amidst all the writhing around onstage.

Venue 13, 0707 420 1313, until 21 Aug (not 16), 8.30pm, £8 (£5).

This article is from 2010.

The Bacchae

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The Bacchae

  • 3 stars

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