BACCHAEFULL (in the city)

Sample from soundtrack 

"Metamorphosis is change"
"Metamorphosis is change"

"Metamorphosis is change... (I’m shaking why am I shaking)"

Madness
Madness

"There have been complaints – noise, mess, funny smells. This sort of freakshow is not allowed on these premises."

Dionuysus
Dionuysus

"I am Dionysus and this is my play my rite of arrival I hope you enjoy it but if you don’t, tough."

Altered States
Altered States

"I’ve entered your world to open your eyes, rip out your spine, scratch off your skin and send all the energy of the universe shooting through the top of your skull."

Wild Woods
Wild Woods

"And in incense-loaded air – choking choking gasping crying breathing in the universe breathing out exhilaration pulsing with praise."

Bliss
Bliss

"I won’t shed tears for my mother – this is not an episode of Trisha. I’m a god and gods aren’t sentimental."

Dance
Dance

"Will they ever come to me ever again the long long dances? in balance again with the Earth beneath our feet"

Guards
Guards

"According to sources, the so-called high priest of this cult is a foreigner who has come here from Lydia. He appears to be a charismatic leader with a high degree of personal charm, not uncommon in those with psychopathic personality disorder."

BACCHAEFULL responds to the Ancient Greek myth with personal explorations of joy, violence, altered states and alter egos.  It is a contemporary piece of total theatre that asks its audience whether they dare surrender to chaos and unreason.

"Dirty Market Theatre Company’s scintillating production is a brilliant exploration of Euripides’ original, played with great conviction." - What’s on Stage 

"Bacchae is shocking and ambiguous, and Dirty Market Theatre's production embellishes the play but preserves its power." - The Culture Show 

"...Dirty Market Theatre is a lively company with good ideas and strong performers. Their innovative dynamism is certainly promising and bodes well for an exciting future."- Curtain Up 

"...the overall impression is one of magnetic chaos and subtle power games. Definitely a play that needs experiencing." - Extra! Extra! 

The Old Abattoir, 187 - 211 St. John's Street, London. 

"Everybody's waiting for a spark, everybody's waiting for somebody" the Manson Family

IN THE CITY
Cast & Crew


Stephen Doolan - Tiresias
Oscar Gibbs - Security Guard
Tom Harris - Security Guard
Benedict Hopper - Dionysus
Gwylum Lloyd - Pentheus / Agave
Stephane Middleton - Cadmus

Beatriz Romilly, Liz Chan, Kate Lush, Francesca Dale, Cecilia Madanes, Jean Apps, Dami Olukoye, Anne-Gaelle Thiriot, Annouchka Bayley, Samantha Whittaker - The Bacchants


Georgina Sowerby - Co-director
Jon Lee - Co-director
Debbie Kent - Script 
Stu Crohill - Lighting/Production
Susan Sowerby - Paintings & Shrines

BACCHAEFULL (in the city)

BACCHAEFULL (Peckham Square)

Dionysus
Dionysus

"Everybody's waiting for a spark, everybody's waiting for something." - Charles Manson

Agave
Agave

"Everybody’s afraid of death, that’s what’s holding things up. It feels good to be ready to face death and love it."

Tying the Bull
Tying the Bull

“You should have been nicer to me sooner" - Dionysus

The Call
The Call

"And then there seems to be an invisible signal ... They don’t hear, their eyes are staring. This is no ordinary tussle."

I Believe
I Believe

"No-one talks about how much fun it is to be a fundamentalist.. I believe! I believe! I am in a suburban sitting room and I believe!" - Anne Ehnright

Earthquake
Earthquake

"A gust of wind rocks the city like an earthquake "The ordinary world is almost instantaneously replaced, not only with a hallucination, but a hallucination whose alien character is its utter alienness. Nothing in this world can prepare you for this You feel your skin is crawling or you feel nothing, not even pain from a real injury."

Hush...
Hush...

"Hush now. Why are you huddled on the floor in terror? Didn’t you feel Dionysus’ power as he tore the palace of Pentheus apart? Come on, get up, be brave. No need to tremble."

Revenge
Revenge

" I’ll go of my own accord. You can’t touch me. But I’m warning you: my god goes with me. What you do to me, you also do unto him. And he will have his revenge."

Time Out - Show of the week - Critic's choice - 4 Stars - Fringe Show of the Year

"...this scintillating new version of Euripides’ ‘Bacchae’... in a huge abandoned saw mill in Peckham... made for a unique, exhilarating experience... There are certainly thrills to had from Dirty Market." - Time Out

At Area 10 Project Space, Peckham Square, London. 

PECKHAM OLD SAW MILL
Cast & Crew


Simon Brencher - Security / Tiresias
Stephen Doolan - Cadmus
Benedict Hopper - Dionysus
Gwylum Lloyd - Pentheus / Agave
Joshua Jameson - Messenger

Anola, Aeoti, tessa, Ruth, Emma, Yasmin, Medina, Helen, Francesca, Alexis, Mayuko, Caroline - The Bacchants


Georgina Sowerby - Co-director
Jon Lee - Co-director
Debbie Kent - Script
Phil Hunter - Lighting/Production
Susan Sowerby - Paintings & Shrines