Cast announced for Almeida Bakkhai with Ben Whishaw
The production opens in July as part of the Greeks season
Full casting has been announced for the Almeida Theatre's upcoming production of Bakkhai, part of its Greeks season.
They'll be joined in the principal cast by Kevin Harvey, who appeared in Mike Bartlett's Game at the Almeida earlier this year.
According to press material:
Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides' electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.
Design is by Antony McDonald, with light by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Arditti, composition by Orlando Gough and musical direction by Lindy Tennent-Brown. Choreography is by Jonathan Burrows and Gillie Kleiman. Casting is by Anne McNulty.