It is over 20 years since Newcastle saw a production of a Greek tragedy. It is time for another of these masterpieces to be presented here.
Jason has two sons with Medea; in the past she has used her magical powers to save his life and help him achieve his goals. But now he has dumped her for an advantageous new marriage to a teenage princess.
What could drive a woman to kill her own children?
Euripides' Medea (431 BCE) is one of the most exciting of the surviving Greek plays, here presented in modern dress in a new, accurate and actable translation by Michael Ewans, who also directs. He brings a great deal of experience to the task, having translated and directed ten full productions of Greek plays, and conducted workshops on scenes from many others.
The title role is one of the most demanding in the world repertory, encompassing both rational dialogue and highly emotional scenes of grief and anger. In our production Claudia Bedford will play Medea and Phillip Ross will play Jason, with a talented supporting cast.
- Wednesday 12 - Saturday 15 May 7:30pm
- And Saturday 15 May 2pm
- The Newcastle Theatre Company Theatre, De Vitre St Lambton
- 4952 4958
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