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No longer going ahead as planned



Due to COVID-19, Scottish Government guidelines and our commitment to safeguarding audiences and those we work with, it is with great sadness that we announce this production will no longer be going ahead as planned.


All ticket holders will be contacted either by us or by the box office from which they purchased a ticket and offered a full refund or other options. For further information please do contact :

We would like to thank our partners, venues, funders, supporters and audiences for their continued generous support. Our thoughts are with everyone who is struggling at this difficult time.

…chucked out like an auld coat that nae langer fits him…

A tale of horror, of the breaking of the ultimate taboo – of the snuffing out of the future – Medea is the classic drama of the eternal battle of the sexes.
Of hold-your-breath heartbreak and revenge.

Refugees in Corinth, Medea and Jason, clinging together, have struggled to bring up their beloved offspring in this alien and unsympathetic society.
Now Jason has a plan to better integrate himself.
Unfortunately, this involves abandoning his wife, the mother of his children…
Spurned, destitute, desperate, Medea exacts her terrible retribution.

Michael Boyd directs a brilliant, visceral ensemble in a production of Liz Lochhead’s award-winning adaptation with the wonderful Adura Onashile in the role of Medea.

Medea will be presented as part of the 2020 Edinburgh International Festival.


Written by Liz Lochhead, after Euripides. Directed by Michael Boyd.

A National Theatre of Scotland production.


Creative team

The National Theatre of Scotland reserves the right to alter casts, performances, seating or ticket arrangements.