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| Niamh Hicks

Casting Call Out! Be part of Brighton Festival in BAKKHAI

We’re excited to collaborate with Thirdspace Theatre (formally Windmill Young Actors) to cast their new show for Brighton Festival, BAKKHAI. Read more about the show here.

There will be matinee and evening performances at The Crew Club in Whitehawk on:

  • 13 and 14 May 2023

We are looking for a ‘Corporate Chorus’; a physically grotesque chorus of corporate greed and toxicity. The chorus will perform together, and the words will be devised from real-life characters.

Come along to a creative, playful and respectful group workshop audition, run by BPT’s Associate Director Jack Parris, and Thirdspace’s Artistic Director, Tanushka Marah. Sign up below.

No Recalls and Nothing to Prepare.

We are interested to hear from people from all walks of life and no previous performing experience is necessary.

Rehearsals will take place on Fridays from 4.30- 7.30 pm at Brighton Youth Centre on the following dates:

  • 24, 31 March
  • 21, 28 April
  • 5, 12 May

Additional rehearsals will take place during the Easter Holidays and on occasional Saturdays, subject to people’s availability. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.

Rehearsals will be led by Tanushka Marah and will involve Jack Parris.

There will be no charge for being involved in this production.

If you have any questions contact Artistic Director, Tanushka Marah via [email protected]

This collaboration between Brighton People’s Theatre and Thirdspace Theatre has evolved from our work together through Brighton & Hove City Council’s Collaboration Fund. Read more about this funding here.

About the show

A reimagining of the ancient Greek Tragedy where the revolt against authority is reframed with a tribal youth against a chorus of predatory corporatists. The central figure of Dionysus, the girl who speaks the truth, sets the rage alight. Performed against the backdrop of the South Downs, contemporary society is in ruins with the remnant fog of austerity and climate crisis taking its toll. A chorus of crows leads us through the encampment as we are introduced to its inhabitants: the young people: harbingers of hope, who managed to survive the chaos. The future has returned to tribal and primitive ways where storytelling and magic keep everyone alive. Set to the soundtrack of thumping bass and rhythmic choral voices as the enraged screams of the collective BAKKHAI lead us to the explosive climax. Collaborating with Brighton People’s Theatre and dance company Ceyda Tanc this features a cast of over 50 people.

Sign up for the group audition below by 15 March 2023

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