Medea (Headlong version)
A bold new version of the classic tragedy by one of Britain's hottest playwrights.
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 by Mike Bartlett 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.
Medea was premiered at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, in October 2012 at the start of a UK tour by Headlong, directed by Mike Bartlett.
This edition is published by Methuen Drama.
Medea is also available in the volume Mike Bartlett Plays: Two.
'Brilliantly observed and often bitterly funny... a savage play for today, superbly well done'Mail on Sunday
'[A] gripping, gruelling play'Sunday Express
'Shocking and funny... there are an unexpected number of laughs'Guardian
'Rage and fear seep through Mike Bartlett's domesticated updating of Euripides'The Stage
'Smart and lightly done'Independent
Cast: 3f 4m
Staging:Single interior set
Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)
25 Oct 2012Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99
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