Senior Turrets: The Bacchae
The Witham’s own youth theatre group ‘Turrets’ (Seniors 12 years plus) present their own original version of the Greek Tragedy, ‘The Bacchae’, by the ancient Greek playwright, Euripides.
‘The Bacchae’ is considered one of the greatest of all Greek tragedies. The story is based on the myth of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agave, who are punished by the god Dionysus (also known to the Greeks as Bacchus) for refusing to worship him. No play seems to have been more popular in the ancient theatre, or to have been more frequently quoted and imitated.
Deals with violent themes. May not be suitable for younger children. Parental guidance.