The Bacchanals (4 stars)

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The Bacchanals

Mikra Theatricals

'Tell me, what they're like, these rituals of yours?’ Mikra Theatricals invite you to draw back the curtain and take a peek backstage into a world of paranoia, madness and drama. The Bacchanals is a dark comedy which toys with Classical traditions and texts whilst exploring the gender politics of theatre. A piece of new writing, inspired by Euripides's Bacchae, which asks: what happens if you trap a chorus of actresses in a small room, throw in some Greek mythology for good measure and turn the pressure up?

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The Bacchanals

24 Aug 20184 stars

Feminist meta-theatre

Meta-theatricality, a recognition of the artificiality of performance and its use to make a point either about aesthetics or ethics, is a common trope of contemporary theatre. Bacchanals adopts one of its approaches, by looking at the conditions of the…

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