Billed as the Globe's first musical, Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill's show does indeed have songs, but along the continuum of formats for musical theatre, this is at that end of the scale where songs are sparse rather than dominating the action. And that makes pretty good sense given that there is more than enough to test audiences in the plot, without encapsulating it entirely in songs. Music... Read more
In ancient Thebes – or is it contemporary London? – worshippers gather to join the orgiastic rites honouring Dionysus. Only the disapproving, woman-hating Pentheus seeks to put a stop to the fun. Elsewhere, in this ancient/modern city, the addicts Drax and Shug and the musician Louise and her flatmate Antonia are drawn towards their own forms of retribution.