Fancy watching a play in which Dionysus, Greek god of wine and ecstasy, visits modern-day London to champion the rights of the poor against the injustices of the system? Dennis of Penge, about “poverty, love, addiction, friendship, ecstasy, chicken and SE20” is available to watch free on video until Wednesday August 3.
The play by Annie Siddons was put on by Guild Hall School earlier this month. Inspired by Euripides’ Ancient Greek drama, it draws on on real experiences and relationships from Siddons’ childhood in South East London. Living in Penge myself for most of my life, loving the older play The Bacchae and having once described myself as a teenage Maenad, I had to watch this. I thoroughly enjoyed it too.
You can find out more and register to watch the on demand broadcast for free here: https://www.gsmd.ac.uk/dennis-of-penge-on-demand-broadcast
The book of the play can also be viewed on Amazon.