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Medea – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Bartlett, after Euripides Director: Mike Bartlett Reviewer: Alex Ramon [rating:2.5] There’s just one very good reason to see Headlong’s Medea, which updates and relocates Euripides’s tragedy to contemporary England. It’s not Ruari Murchison’s set design – clever though it is – which places the characters variously inside and outside an archetypal two-storey suburban home that opens and shuts ...

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Medea – Headlong Theatre at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writers: Euripides and Mike Bartlett Director: Mike Bartlett Reviewer: Jude Evans [Rating:3.5] Rachael Stirling’s Medea is at once disturbing, manic, depressed and isolated. She is compelling; she drives this production and takes you deep into the woman’s psychology. This is a woman who will delve her hand into a boiling pot of water, in front of her child. Stirling’s Medea ...

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Medea – Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

Writer: Euripides, in a new version by Mike Bartlett Director: Mike Bartlett Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Mike Bartlett’s Medea initially seems a world away from Euripides’ original. With a new version written for Headlong and directed by himself, Bartlett transplants Rachael Stirling’s Medea into stultifying Home Counties suburbia, vibrantly captured by Ruari Murchison’s set. In this small town where her ...

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