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Medea – Bristol Old Vic

Four woman reaching towards a fifth at their centre

Writer: Euripides Translator: Robin Robertson Writer (Modern Story): Chino Odimba Director: George Mann Of the many interpretations of the classical Greek myth of Medea, only Euripides’ version has survived in full. A woman driven to extremes, delivering the ultimate act of vengeance on the man who betrayed her for another, and consequently demonised as an unnatural she-devil. George Mann, director ...

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Playhouse Creatures – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer:April de Angelis Director:Jenny Stephens Reviewer: Kris Hallett So it's that time of yearagain where thoughts turn to beer gardens, barbeques and festivals, and where a new set of graduating students from theatre schools up and down the land make their first tentative steps into the profession. Before they head off into the sunset, some of Bristol Old Vic's Theatre ...

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The Trojan Women – Bristol Old Vic Studio

Writer: Euripides (adapted by Brendan Kennelly) Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Joan Phillips   Before the lights go down the sparse, grey, barren set of Bristol Old Vic Studio, already scattered with the bodies of the fallen heroes of the Trojan War, gives an immediate sense of foreboding in Sally Cookson’s The Trojan Women. The queens and daughters of the slaughtered ...

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