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BAKKHAI

By Euripides
From a new version by Anne Carson 
Adapted and Directed by Maisie Newman 

29 April - 5 May 2023, NYT Workshop Theatre, N7 6LW

Relaxed Performance: 2pm Thursday 4 May 2023

Age guidance 14+
Approx running time: 90 minutes (no interval) 

Content information: Featuring flashing lights and Strobe Effect, Haze, Loud Noises, Exploration of Violence / Murder, Sexism, References to violence around gender identity and queerness.

Tickets: Pay What You Decide / Pay It Forward £25 / General Admission £15

A Queer reimagining of the ancient Greek classic. Underscored with original electronic dance music and filled with raucous dance. Devised with some of Britain’s most exciting new talent from the NYT REP and adapted and directed by Maisie Newman, recipient of the 2022 Bryan Forbes Directors Bursary, at the NYT Workshop Theatre. Maisie will be mentored by Sarah Frankcom as part of her Bryan Forbes Bursary.

Team
Writer - Euripides
A new version by Anne Carson
Director and Adapter - Maisie Newman
Set Designer - Olivia Jamieson
Costume Designer - Hazel McIntosh
Lighting Designer - Gillian Tan
Composer & Sound Designer - Ben Osborn
Costume Supervisor - Sian Clare
Assistant Director - Emily Brown
Dramaturg - Julia Head
Voice - Marcia Carr
Choreography - Maisie Newman
Movement - devised with the company 
Additional music and sound - Jack D’Arcy 
Assistant choreographer and dance captain - Jerome Scott
Assistant choreographer - Jasmine Ricketts 

Promotional Photo by Ali Wright
Hair and Make Up - Françoise Herard
With support from the NYT Team

Cast 
Hannah Zoé Ankrah
Tomás Azócar-Nevin
Eleanor Booth
Daniel Cawley
Chloe Cooper
Jack D’Arcy
Jez DavessHumphrey
Jessica Enemokwu
Isolde Fenton
Kira Golightly
Thuliswa Magwaza
Dalumuzi Moyo
Olivia Ng
Jasmine Ricketts
Nathaly Sabino
Jerome Scott

 

National Youth Theatre would like to thank the following for their support of our 2022/23 NYT REP Company: our principal supporter Arts Council England; The Leverhulme Trust, Ian McKellen, the Clothworkers’ Foundation, Helen Mirren and Joseph Payne for their support of bursaries; Spotlight for their support of The REP Industry Performances; International Music and Art Foundation; Noël Coward Foundation; Idlewild Trust and The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust.

We’re very grateful to all those who have donated to the Bryan Forbes Bursary for Early Career Directors and in particular Emma Forbes and Graham Clempson.

We're very grateful to the Christina Smith Foundation for their support of The Alan Macdonald Bursaries for Early Career Designers.

magnificent performances from the entire crew, immersive lighting and sound design, and a script and direction that is novel and relevant for our time. It is a wonderful production