Bloomsbury Theatre and Studio


Euripides’ Bacchae

07 February 2024–09 February 2024, 7:30 pm–7:30 pm

The Bacchae

The UCL Greek and Latin department presents a visceral and musical interpretation of Euripides’ Bacchae

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Bloomsbury Theatre
020 3108 1000

Euripides’ Bacchae

Directed by Pari Ahuja and produced by Ed Kirby, this rendition of the play delves into the duality of the plotline and characters, showcasing dynamic changes from extravagance to raw emotion. The performance week will feature a variety of pre-show talks and workshops by well-established scholars and theatre practitioners. This will be a valuable experience for those learning about the play, Greek drama, and ancient Greek theatre and culture in GCSE and A-levels and all theatre amateurs!


Evening performances on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th will include a pre-show talk in the theatre (included in the ticket).

Thursday 8 February, 6.45-7.15pm
Introducing Bacchae: In Conversation with Timberlake Wertenbaker (Playwright)

Friday 9 February, 6.45-7.15pm
David Bullen (RHUL/Dramaturg): Staging the Maenads and their God


(limited capacities due to nature of activity)

Wednesday 7 February, 4.30-6.30pm 
Venue: Garden Room, South Wing, Bernard Katz Building, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT - View Map
Paul O’Mahony (Artistic director, Out of Chaos)
Out Of Time - The Urgency of Performing Greek Tragedy - BOOK HERE

Thursday 8 February, 11.30am-1.30pm 
Venue: Bloomsbury Studio - View Map
Dr Estel Baudou (Dramaturg/Lincoln)
Chorus and Chorality in Practice - BOOK HERE

Friday 9 February, 4.30-6.00pm 
Venue: IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT - View Map
Dr Georgios Mouratidis (Assistant Director of BSA) 
The Artists Around Dionysus: Artists and Festivals - BOOK HERE

For more information about the annual UCL Greek and Latin plays (which began in 1987) and the workshops please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/classics/classical-play