Last chance to see Festival of Chaos plays

Ery Nzaramba as Dionysus inThe Bacchae. Photo by Robert Day.
Ery Nzaramba as Dionysus inThe Bacchae. Photo by Robert Day.

THERE are only a few days left to see the Royal & Derngate’s Festival Of Chaos stage two classic plays.

Both plays, Euripides’ Greek tragedy, The Bacchae, and Blood Wedding, have been re-invented into new contemporary versions which premiered in Northampton.

The Bacchae is being staged in the disused print works of the Chronicle & Echo’s town centre offices, and Blood Wedding is on the Royal stage.

The Bacchae takes audiences into the underbelly of a modern city built on money and greed, where a riotous underground world is emerging.

In the new version of Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding, the spotlight is thrown on a close-knit community in rural Spain, where a long-term feud between two warring households simmers under the burning sun.

The productions are performed in rotation by the same company of actors, and are directed by the Royal & Derngate’s artistic director, Laurie Sansom.

To check out the performance schedule for The Bacchae and Blood Wedding or to book tickets, call Royal & Derngate Box Office on 01604 624811 or visit

Both plays run until Saturday. To find out more visit