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A new play by David Rudkin, starring Michael Pennington as the Greek poet and playwright Euripides.

Euripides has gone into self-imposed exile in the wilds of Macedonia. Determined to write an uncontroversial play for the King, he keeps catching sounds from the mountainside, sounds which lead him to the subject matter of his final, shocking drama, The Bacchae.

Music composed by Mia Soteriou

Sound design by David Chilton

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

A Catherine Bailey Production for BBC Radio 3.

First broadcast February 2015.