Medea is the story of a woman scorned and of the vengeance she wreaks on her husband.
Actors of Dionysus’ stunning new production piloted at the Rose Theatre, Kingston in November 2013, accompanied by a dedicated Education Outreach Programme.
Adapted by David Stuttard after Euripides | Directed by Abigail Anderson | With Tamsin Shasha as Medea Design by Dora Schweitzer | Aerial Choreographer Jami Reid-Quarrell | Lighting Design Katharine Williams | Sound Design Matt Eaton
(Running time approximately 80 minutes)
Medea is the story of a woman scorned and the terrifying consequences of her fury. This exhilarating adaptation combines powerful storytelling with aerial dance in a tense psychological drama of sexual jealousy and revenge.
Reviews for pilot:
“One of the best performances of a Greek tragedy I have ever seen…. awe-inspiring and thought provoking” – Rosie Wyles, BBC4’s Greatest Show on Earth
“Sublime…wonderful stuff" – Mark Ronan
"Tamsin Shasha is astonishing in the title role – her acting and acrobatics are in total harmony" – Iris magazine Online
"A theatrical gem not to be missed.” – Total Theatre, Bacchic
“Let nothing stop you from seeing them.” – The Times
Education: Medea features on the AQA GCSE Classical Civilisation syllabus and Greek drama is on many theatre study courses. aod’s ”exciting and thought provoking performance work” has been recognised by the Edexcel Examination Board as a unique resource allowing students a rare opportunity to see Greek drama live on stage and to experience a full outreach programme of workshops, talk-backs, books and DVD material alongside our performances.
Pre-performance talks with leading academics took place in the upstairs Foyer Bar at the Rose Theatre, Kingston before each performance of Medea, and post show discussions were held with the creative team in the auditorium after scheduled performances. These provided an invaluable opportunity for students to gain academic and creative insight into Medea and the themes that surround the play.
Celebrating over 21 years of touring new adaptations of ancient Greek drama to national and international audiences this will be out most daring and dynamic production to date.