Medea

1991 - 1992

Jason betrays Medea by marrying a younger woman, and in her despair and rage Medea kills her two sons by Jason. The play ranges from the passionate detail of the relationship between Jason and Medea to wide ranging attempts to come to terms with anger and sin. This powerful story with its many intimate scenes could have been written today. The two-and-a-half-thousand year-old Greek myth makes for a pertinent and contemporary discovery.

  • Written by Euripides
  • Adapted by Clare Venables

Cast

Ishia Bennison
Medea
Martin Gower
Jason
Sue Holland
Chorus
Kathleen Michael
Nurse
Richard Owens
Creon/Aegeus
Mary McCusker (at Lilian Baylis Theatre)
Nurse

Production Team

Clare Venables
Director
Tim Reed
Designer
Danielle Bisson
Lighting Designer
Fleur Howard
Production Manager
Charlotte McLelland
Stage Manager
Rose Sharp
Administration
Carol Carter
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Places and dates

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
26/11/1991 - 30/11/1991
Hornpipe Arts Centre, Portsmouth
02/12/1991 - 07/12/1991
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
09/01/1992 - 11/01/1992
New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle -u-Lyme
16/01/1992 - 18/01/1992
Lilian Baylis Theatre, London
22/01/1992 - 15/02/1992

‘Monstrous Regiment’s production forces us to look at the Euripedes play in the cruel light of the late 20th century.’
Francesca Nelson Hampstead & Highgate Express 31 Jan 1992

‘Within the confines of the modern setting, and the limitations of the play, Ishia Bennison’s firecracker Medea convinces as a furious wife.’
Jeremy Kingston The Times 28 January 1992

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