Written by Christian Barry and Hawksley Workman
Directed by Christian Barry

A one-man-band cabaret-rock-and-roll hybrid featuring Juno-winner Hawksley Workman. This concept album for the stage tells the story of the Greco-Roman god of wine Bacchus (or Dionysus) and uses Euripides’ The Bacchae as a primary source.


Hawksley Workman is a god onstage.


Astonishing ... Genius ... tough and tuneful and terrific

The Toronto Star


Broadway Baby, Edinburgh,UK

Creative Team

  • Christian Barry – Director, co-creator
  • Hawksley Workman – Performer, co-creator
  • Louisa Adamson – Production, Stage Manager
  • Todd Lumley, Jordan Palmer – Sound Mixer and Operator
  • Jesse Ash – Sound Designer
  • Leigh Ann Vardy – Lighting Designer
  • Dana Osborne – Costume Designer
  • Trudie Lee, Tristan Brand – Production Photographers

Production History

  • May 2012 Work-in-progress, UNO, Victoria BC
  • Aug 2012 Work-in-progress, SummerWorks, Toronto
  • Jan 2013 Preview, PuSh Festival, Vancouver BC
  • Mar 2013 World Premiere, ATP, Calgary AB
  • Apr 2013 Marquee Ballroom, Halifax NS
  • Jun 2013 Magnetic North, Ottawa ON
  • Jun 2013 Midsummer Festival, Cork IE
  • Aug 2013 Noorderzon, Groningen, NL
  • Aug 2013 Aarhus Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Oct 2013 International Festival of Firsts, Pittsburgh, USA

Production History

  • Nov 2013 The Cultch, Vancouver BC
  • Nov 2013 Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse YK
  • Jan 2014 Citadel Theatre, Edmonton AB
  • Jun 2014 Tarragon Theatre, Toronto ON
  • Aug 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh UK
  • Sep 2014 Stratford Festival, Stratford ON
  • Mar 2015 Spark Festival, Victoria BC
  • Apr 2015 Artesian on 13th, Regina SK
  • Mar 2016 New Zealand Festival, Wellington NZ
  • Mar 2017 10 Days On The Island, Tasmania AU

We are actively touring this show across the world. Interested in bringing it to your community?