Medea (Theatre Babel version)

Cast: 3f 4m, plus chorus and children

Staging: Minimal set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854596024Publication Date:
24 Aug 2000
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780015293Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, 2000

Medea (Theatre Babel version)

By Euripides Adapted by Liz Lochhead

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  • 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.

Press Quotes

'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

Cast: 3f 4m, plus chorus and children

Staging:Minimal set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854596024Publication Date:
24 Aug 2000
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780015293Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Euripides:

Orestes: Blood and Light
Andromache
Women of Troy
Medea (Northern Broadsides version)
Medea (Drama Classics)
Hecuba
Bacchae
Greek Tragedy: Three Plays
Medea (Headlong version)
Electra (Euripides)

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Also by Liz Lochhead:

Perfect Days
Blood and Ice
Dracula (stage version)
Good Things
Thon Man Molière
Educating Agnes
Liz Lochhead: Five Plays
Tartuffe
Cuba
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Miseryguts
Thebans
Miseryguts & Tartuffe
Quelques Fleurs

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