Casting has been announced for Medea, Liz Lochhead’s fierce and powerful adaptation of Euripides's classic Greek tragedy which returns in a brand-new National Theatre of Scotland staging over twenty years on from its original tour. Directed by Michael Boyd, the production is at The Hub as part of the Edinburgh International Festival from Wednesday 10 to Sunday 28 August 2022.
The titular role of Medea is played by award-winning actor, writer, and director Adura Onashile. As an actor she has a background in physical theatre and has worked previously with the Royal Shakespeare Company. With National Theatre of Scotland, she appeared in Dragon (Vox Motus,Tianjin People’s Arts Theatre) as well as leading August Strindberg’s Creditors at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre. Alongside Adura Onashile’s Medea, Stephen McCole takes on the role of Kreon. His TV and film appearances include Vigil, Outlaw King, Malevolent and Brassic. He has previously appeared in National Theatre of Scotland productions including roles in the film Adam, Let the Right One In and Black Watch. Scottish actor Robert Jack known for The Last Czars and Gary Tank Commander plays Jason. Robert previously appeared in National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch. The role of Glauke is played by Alana Jackson, who graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2020 and most recently performed in Vanishing Point’s The Metamorphosis. Anne Lacey, playing the Nurse, has worked extensively in theatre, film and television with recent performances including Molly and Mack, Shetland and The Secret Garden, previously appearing in National Theatre of Scotland’s Dear Scotland and The House of Bernarda Alba. Adam Robertson, who has appeared in River City, Outlander and feature film Dreaded Light, plays the Messenger.
An ensemble cast creates the Chorus including Lola Aluko, Leyla Aycan, Lindsey Campbell, Janette Foggo, Pauline Lockhart, Fletcher Mathers, Eileen Nicholas, Wendy Seager, Brooke Walker and Bea Webster.
Set and Costume Design for the production is by Tom Piper, Lighting Design by Colin Grenfell, Musical Direction by James Jones, Movement Direction by Janice Parker and Voice Direction by Jean Sangster
Full production details and booking information is here