A city teeters on the edge of crisis
A Large Interaction St Martins and Fraught Outfit Commissioned by St Martins, Theatre Works and Melbourne Festival
Warning: This production contains strobe lighting, smoke effect, simulated sex scenes and violence. We recommend it is suitable for audiences 16+ years.
A city teeters on the edge of crisis. A god arrives in the guise of a mortal. A monster defies the audience. Boundaries collapse; old, young, boy, girl, human, beast, mortal, divine, good, bad, light and dark.
Created with a collaborating ensemble of young female actors and musicians, this Bacchae is an epic, urgent and sublime theatrical offering. St Martins and Fraught Outfit bring you this unnerving, unmissable Melbourne Festival event.
Conceived by Adena Jacobs and Aaron Orzech
Director: Adena Jacobs Music: Kelly Ryall Dramaturg: Aaron Orzech Set Designer: Dayna Morrissey Costume Designer: Chloe Greaves Lighting Designer: Danny Pettingill Associate Artist: Alex Walker Performed by members of the St Martins teen ensemble
17 – 19 June 2016
Black Box, MAC2 Backspace
8-25 October 2015
14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Information for Presenters
- Anouk Gleeson Mead discusses The Bacchae with The Daily Review
- Alison Croggon review for ABC Arts
- Cameron Woodhead review for The Age
- Owen Richardson for The Daily Review
- Adena Jacobs interviewed by Melbourne Festival artistic director Josephine Ridge
- Peter Craven review for the Saturday Paper
- Suzanne Sandow review for Stage Whispers
- Adena Jacobs interviewed by RRRs Breakfasters
- Adena Jacobs and Carla Tilley discuss the Bacchae for RN Afternoons
- Annika Priest review for the Melbourne Leader
- Program Notes
- John Bailey review for Real Time