The Bacchae, by Lazarus Theatre Company

Thanasis Gavos   Tuesday, 19 April – Saturday, 7 May 2016; (Tue-Sat only) 8:00pm
Bacchae, Blue Elephant Theatre, Euripides, Lazarus Company Theatre,

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

A wanderer returns, driving the people of the city into a ferocious and liberating sexual 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 electrifying new production examines belief, sexuality and liberation.

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

The Bacchae also marks the ninth Greek play in the Lazarus repertoire after Medea, Elektra, Hecuba, Orestes, Electra, The Women of Troy, Iphigenia in Aulis and Oedipus.

Lazarus is an award winning theatre company, re-imagining and revitalising classic text for a contemporary audience. The Bacchae is directed by Lazarus Associate Director, Gavin Harrington-Odedra.


“Combines muscular performances with heart stopping visual flare.”

Attitude Magazine on Oedipus ★★★★★


Writer: Euripides

Adapted and Directed by: Gavin Harrington-Odedra


Dates: Tuesday 19 April – Saturday 7 May (Tuesdays to Saturdays only)

Time: 8pm

Tickets: £15 (£12.50 conc. & £10 Southwark residents and previews on 19 & 20 April)


Listings Information:

Venue: Blue Elephant Theatre, 59a Bethwin Rd, Camberwell, SE5 0XT (entrance on Thompson Ave)

Nearest tube: Oval (Northern Line)

Wheelchair accessible

Box Office: 020 7701 0100

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