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A cross section of a suburban house showing a kitchen, a living room and two bedrooms. There are people doing everyday tasks in each room.
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By Euripides. A new version adapted and directed by Mike Bartlett.

Medea

Season Closed

By Euripides. A new version adapted and directed by Mike Bartlett.

A co-production with Glasgow Citizens Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre, in association with Warwick Arts Centre.

WORLD PREMIERE

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.

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.

  • "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."
  • ★★★★★ 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 Scotsman