Medea

Cast: 3f 4m, plus chorus and children

Staging: Minimal set

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Ebook, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780015293Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, 2000

Medea (Theatre Babel version)

By Euripides Adapted by Liz Lochhead

Ebook £9.99£7.99

  • 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.

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: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Ebook,64 pages ISBN: 9781780015293Publication Date:
5 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Euripides:

Hecuba
Medea
Orestes: Blood and Light
Andromache
Electra
Bacchae
Medea
Medea
Medea
Women of Troy
Greek Tragedy: Three Plays

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Also by Liz Lochhead:

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

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