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Medea Electronica – The Pleasance, London

Writer/Director: Pecho Mama Reviewer: Gus Mitchell Medea is around 2500 years old now. It has been told and retold many times. Pecho Mama, a new company who have made Medea Electronica their debut show, have chosen a route which nobody could accuse of being unoriginal. Combining a solo, monologue performance with gig theatre inspired by synth and 80s progressive rock, the show ...

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Medea Maria – Theatre Royal, York

Director/Designer: Alexander Kaniewski Composer: Helen Madden Musical Director: Robert Fisher Reviewer: Ron Simpson Medea Maria is an ambitious new work which was received enthusiastically on its single performance at the York Literature Festival, but which it is difficult to imagine having wide currency on the theatre/opera stage. Initially, the stylised gestures and poses and very slow repetitive movements, with the ...

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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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Medea – Oxford Playhouse

Scene form Medea

Choreography: Thomas Noone Reviewer: Katy Roberts In its U.K. premiere as part of Dancin’ Oxford’s tenth birthday celebration, Thomas Noone’s production of Medea is a vivid reimagining of Euriphides’ powerful ancient tragedy. When Medea is betrayed by her unfaithful husband Jason, who wishes to marry the Princess of Corinthe, Medea seeks a terrible, bloody revenge against those who have wronged ...

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Macbeth – HOME, Manchester

Anna Maxwell Martin & John Heffernan in Carrie Cracknell's Macbeth

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Following their highly regarded collaboration on Medea at the National Theatre, Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin create a new version of Shakespeare’s supernatural tragedy. This co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Young Vic and HOME takes a similarly bold approach, editing William Shakespeare’s text and adding contemporary ...

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Medea – Gate Theatre, Notting Hill

Writer: Euripides Adaptors: Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks Director: Anne-Louise Sarks Reviewer: Fergus Morgan What exactly is tragic about Greek Tragedy? In among all the violence, murder, bloodshed, and death, it is sometimes all too easy to lose sight of any genuine, heart-breaking sadness. It is not so in Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks’ Medea, which has travelled from Sydney, ...

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Medea – Almeida Theatre, London

Writer: Rachel Cusk (from Euripides) Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Head bowed, her face hidden behind her long black hair, Medea listens to taunts meant to shame and humiliate her. An all-female chorus, gossiping and brandishing their maternal badges by clutching their offspring to their breasts, casts her out from among them, like an unclean leper. Medea’s “crime” ...

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Medea – ENO at the Coliseum, London

Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier Libretto: Thomas Corneille Director: David McVicar Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:4.5] The English National Opera’s production of Charpentier’s Medea has been eagerly awaited and David McVicar’s heavily stylised interpretation played to a packed Coliseum. This mythical Greek tragedy, with its horrific climax so well known in the canon, proving to be a fable that when told by such ...

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