"this Martius is grown from man to dragon ..."


Coriolanus photo (c) The Bacchanals


by William Shakespeare

Thursday 24 January - Saturday 2 February 2013
The Long Hall, Roseneath, Wellington

Like a flesh-hungry zombie that just won’t die, multi-award-winning theatre company The Bacchanals rise again to eat your brains with a brand new show this January!  For their 24th show in their 13th birthday year, blood meets politics meets smothering mothers in Shakespeare’s most homoerotic play, Coriolanus!

Winning lots of battles makes Coriolanus the most popular guy in town, but when he is too proud to flatter the common people and let them eat cornflakes, the whole city turns on him and declares him an enemy of the state – but they are all unprepared for the terrible vengeance he decides to wreak upon them.


Alex Greig (Caius Martius), Amy Griffin-Browne (First Citizen), Brianne Kerr (Sicinius), Dasha Fedchuk (Valeria), Hilary Penwarden (Titus Lartius), Hugo Randall (Young Martius), Jean Sergent (Volumnia), Joe Dekkers-Reihana (Tullus Aufidius), Kirsty Bruce (Virgilia), Lauren Wilson (Messenger), Michael Ness (Cominius), Morgan Rothwell (First Corioles Senator), Rosanagh Kynoch (Gentlewoman), Salesi Le'ota (Menenius), Tony Black (First Senator), Walter Plinge (Brutus)

Citizens, Senators, Roman Soldiers, Volscian Soldiers, Messengers, Attendants played by members of the company

Designer Bronwyn Cheyne
 Lettering Jean Sergent
 Dance Captain Hilary Penwarden
 Associate Producer (Frocks) Charlotte Simmonds
Transport Captain Michael Ness
Additional Sewing Jean Sergent, Rosanagh Kynoch
Chemical Engineer & Head Mechanist Alex Greig
Structural Engineer Joe Dekkers-Reihana
Publicity Brianne Kerr
Graphic Design Santa’s Little Helper
Directed by David Lawrence

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