Medea (Theatre Babel version)
- Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award - 2001
Euripides' classic story of the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.
Lochhead's version of the play was commissioned and first performed by Theatre Babel at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, in March 2000. The production was revived at the Assembly Rooms for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2000, and then remounted for a national tour later in 2000. It returned to the Assembly Rooms for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2001.
This edition of the play was awarded the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award in 2001.
Also available: a new edition published alongside the National Theatre of Scotland production in 2022.
'This outstanding work should firmly establish the Glasgow playwright as Scotland's greatest living dramatist... the finest piece I have seen on the Scottish stage this year'Scotland on Sunday
'Liz Lochhead's stunning new version of Medea is the kind of interpretation – brave, visionary, risky – that blows a well-known text apart and reassembles it in a completely new light... ancient but new, cosmic yet agonisingly familiar'Scotsman
'Some of the most exciting recent work on Greek drama in the English language'Sunday Times
5 Jan 2015
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