BAKKHAI, Almeida, N1

“Cleverness is not wisdom,” warn the Maenad chorus, as king Pentheus determinedly resists the rise of new god Dionysos’ cult in Thebes. Euripides’ Bacchae tells how the young god returns to his mother Semele’s home city to visit her grave, only to wreak terrible vengeance on Thebes’ young and arrogant king Pentheus, who refuses to respect…

Ding, dong, the Sphinx is dead: Mark Antony Turnage’s Greek at ROH Linbury

Sophocles in the 1980s: Mark Antony Turnage shapes Berkoff’s contemporary East End vision of Oedipus under Thatcherism – via Tufnell Park, football crowds and a very sinister café – into opera. Music Theatre Wales’ strong production, led by Marcus Farnsworth as Eddy: the original m****rf****r. Music Theatre Wales’ simple set (ordinary clothes, white formica furniture,…