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The Bacchae single work   drama   - 120 min.; two parts
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Bacchae
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'A new exploration of the Bacchae myths, steeped in ritual and rebellion. A female & non-binary identifying cast tell stories of women and cults who have challenged the patriarchal status quo throughout history. Forget the original Bacchus, where the women wait offstage while men try and fail to tell their story. In Robert Reid’s epic new text the women take centre stage en masse! This fierce retelling, inspired by Richard Schechner’s “Dionysus in ‘69”, weaves in classic and pop culture references from Sophocles to The Manson Family. Join the Cult.'

Source: La Mama.


  • Presented in two parts, viewed either two weeks apart or back-to-back for weekend performances.

Production Details

  • Presented by Robert Reid and MUST at La Mama Courthouse, 10-21 July 2019: part one presented in week one and part two in week two, or both parts on weekends.

    Director: Robert Reid.

    Assistant Director and Musical Director: Kelly Wilson.

    Assistant Director and Movement Choreographer: Sarah Macky.

    Producer: Georgia Kate Bell.

    Cast (40 women and non-binary actors, comprised of professional actors and emerging MUST performers) includes Freya Pragt, Melanie Beddie, Sharon Kershaw, Jess Gonsalvez, Carissa Lee, Felicity Steele, Eleanor Howlett, Kerith Manderson Galvin, Casey Bohan, Peita Collard ,Tess Luminati, Shamita Sivabalan, Kathryn Yates, Ellen Grimshaw, Yoni Prior, Amanda Dhammanarachchi, Gillian Lee, Chelsea Rabl, Aileen Lau, Zainab Abdul, Alice Stewart, Celina Mack, Baria Khan, Jessica Hayden, Tijen Irmak, Bianca Montagner, Roxana Paun-Trifan, Xanthe Sefton, Ellen Ma, Audrey Li, Elena Fanaritis, Caitlin Harry, Georgina Bright, Mia Fine, Madeleine Brown, Gemma Livingstone, Agata Dmochowska , G Ulrich and Kelly Wilson.

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