Headlong, Citizens Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre
6 - 10 November
£15 - £25 | Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s: Half Price
Suitable for ages 14+
Post-show talk: 9 November
Her husband's gone and her future isn't bright. Imprisoned in her marital home, Medea can't work, can't sleep, and increasingly, can't cope. While her child plays, she plots her revenge.
This startlingly modern version of Euripides' classic tragedy explores the private fury bubbling under public behaviour and how in today's world a mother, fuelled by anger at her husband's infidelity, might be driven to commit the worst possible crime.
"If there's a God, which at the moment I DOUBT, I want you to curse him. If there's any justice, I want them - both of them - in a car crash." The classic Greek tragedy retold for the Mumsnet Generation
The production will be directed by one of the UK's most exciting and in demand young writers Mike Bartlett, who has received critical acclaim for his plays including Earthquakes in London (Headlong/National Theatre); Cock (Royal Court/Off-Broadway - Olivier Award), a new stage version of Chariots of Fire and Love Love Love.
|Paul Brendan||Lu Corfield||Chris Ettridge||Adam Levy|
|Rachael Stirling||Amelia Lowdell||Paul Shelley|
Medea - Theatre 1
|Tuesday 6 November||7.30pm|
|Wednesday 7 November||7.30pm|
|Thursday 8 November||7.30pm|
|Friday 9 November||7.30pm|
|Saturday 10 November||7.30pm|
‘Everything about this production is smart and lightly done’
The Independent * * * * *
'It's thrilling, it's frightening, its truthfulness is both agonising and exhilarating, and it's a performance that has to be seen'
The Scotsman * * * * *
The Times * * * *
'Stirling is a force of nature'