21:30, Tue 28th February – Sat 3rd March 2012 at Pembroke New Cellars
Lent Week 6
A stranger has come to the city of Thebes, claiming to be Dionysus, god of wine, and the women of the city have begun flocking to join him in his wild rites on the hillsides. Pentheus, the newly crowned king, thinks the man a charlatan and will do anything in his power to crush this new cult. But he is about to learn that gods - especially drunk ones - rarely take criticism well. This production will be a powerful, physically demanding interpretation of Euripides' masterpiece: the horrific majesty and sublime cruelty of the god of wine will be fully explored, and the audience will be immersed in a world of sex, alcohol and violence.