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Bacchus Goes To Rehab

Press release November 2, 2009 Culture

World premiere of 'Bacchus In Rehab' at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden pits highbrow concept against lowbrow humour as the Greek god of wine tries to give up drinking


Facsimile Productions are proud to present the world premiere of brand new comedy romp 'Bacchus in Rehab' by Andrew Hobbs, writer of comedy rock musical 'Rasputin Rocks!', and cult poet and performer S P Howarth.

Stitched up by his nemesis Hades, ancient Greek god of wine Bacchus is finally expelled from Mount Olympus by Zeus for his debauched behaviour and is forced to give up drinking as he seeks a new purpose in his life in order to reclaim his throne among the gods. He meets a crowd of hopeless drunks, and helps to turn their lives around as he ponders his own libertine lifestyle and finds redemption through theatre and the woman he loves. Meanwhile Hades attempts to prevent his foe from achieving happiness by collaborating with killjoy civil servant Doris on what turns out to be the world's least funny comedy in an attempt to defeat him at Bacchanal playwriting competition 'The Omega Factor'.

The show combines highbrow concept with lowbrow humour, and is packed with laughs as well as a psychotic clown, a watchman unleashing his theatrical masterpiece by wrestling with a rubber hydra, and at its heart a moving story of redemption and love. Audience members are warned that it does contain strong language, adult themes and scenes of a sexual nature and is definitely NOT suitable for children.

The show will play nightly at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden at 7.30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays and 6.30pm on Sundays from 24th November up until 13th December.

Tickets are priced at £11.50 for adults and £9.50 for concessions, which are available to students with an NUS card and Equity members upon presentation of the appropriate ID and are available from Ticketweb, via or by calling 020 7482 4857.

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