19:15, Wed 27th February 2019 - Sat 2nd March 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
15:45, Wed 6th March 2019 - Sat 9th March 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
20:00, Wed 13th March 2019 - Sat 16th March 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
Lent Week 6 to Week 8
The Bacchae is an ancient Greek tragedy by the Athenian playwright Euripides, during his final years in Macedonia, at the court of Archelaus I of Macedon. It premièred posthumously at the Theatre of Dionysus in 405 BC as part of a tetralogy that also included Iphigeneia at Aulis and Alcmaeon in Corinth, and which Euripides' son or nephew probably directed. It won first prize in the City Dionysia festival competition.
The tragedy is based on the mythological story of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agauë, and their punishment by the god Dionysus for refusing to worship him.