8 March-15 Apr 2006. Euripides magnificent drama is given a new setting in acclaimed director Conall Morrisons reinterpretation: The Bacchae of Baghdad, at the Abbey Theatre. The arrival in the Iraqi capital of charismatic eastern divinity Dionysus, accompanied by his horde of female followers, the Bacchae, is seen as cause for serious concern by autocratic local ruler, Pentheus. The stage is set for a clash of religions and cultures, as this production explores the deadly force of religious and political fundamentalism. The Green Zone of modern-day Baghdad provides the backdrop to this very contemporary version of the Bacchae. The cast includes Mojisola Adebayo, Tracy Harper and Christopher Simpson. Designed by Sabine Dargent. On 24 March, as part of the Abbey Talks series, Irish Times correspondent, Lara Marlowe describes her experiences in Baghdad. 18.30 Free admission. Previews 4, 6, 7 March. Admission Evening performances 30-15. concessions 12 Mon-Thurs only. Previews all tickets 12. Matinees 15-12 Mon-Sat 20.00 Sat matinee 14.30

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Address The Abbey Theatre is located off O'Connell Street at 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. By DART (train): Tara Street & Connolly Stations By Luas: Red line to Abbey Street. By bus: all lines to central Dublin Tel. +35 318787222 info@abbeytheatre.ie

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The Bacchae of Baghdad

The Abbey Theatre is located off O'Connell Street at 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. By DART (train): Tara Street & Connolly Stations By Luas: Red line to Abbey Street. By bus: all lines to central Dublin Tel. +35 318787222 info@abbeytheatre.ie

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