The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite (1973 - 1974)

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Start date: 
2 August 1973
End date: 
20 September 1974
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Production notes: 
Premiere production; Soyinka was commissioned by the National Theatre at the Old Vic, London, to produce a new version for performance in summer 1973. It ran for 20 performances between August 1973 and September 1974.
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Nadine Baylis Designer
David Bradley Actor Herdsman
Constance Cummings Actor Agave
Paul Curran Actor Cadmus
Julian Curry Actor Tiresias
Malcolm Goddard Movement
Gawn Grainger Actor Officer
Jocelyn Herbert Set Designer credited with the "basic staging scheme"
Roland Joffé Producer
Harry Lomax Actor Old Slave
Isabelle Lucas Actor Leader of the Bacchantes
Desmond McNamara Actor Guard
Martin Shaw Actor Dionysus
John Shrapnel Actor Pentheus
Wole Soyinka Adaptor
Leonard Tucker Lighting
Marc Wilkinson Music
Marc Wilkinson Sound
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Old Vic (London, Greater London, England) 1 August, 1973

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