She's 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 2022 Edinburgh International Festival.
Written by Liz Lochhead, after Euripides. Directed by Michael Boyd.
A National Theatre of Scotland production.
What Audiences are saying
... Adura Onashile’s formidable Medea...
Mark Fisher -The Guardian
...it has never been delivered with more ominous force than in this thrilling new staging...
Joyce McMillan -The Scotsman
Adura Onashile commands in a formidable, immersive experience.
Allan Radcliffe -The Times
Tom PiperSet & Costume Designer
Colin GrenfellLighting Designer
Janice ParkerMovement Director
James JonesComposer and Musical Director
Jean SangsterVoice Director
Jaïrus ObayomiAssistant Director
Josh RobinsSound Designer
Laura Donnelly CDGCasting Director
Janet LawonFight Director
Vanessa CoffeyIntimacy Coordinator
The Hub, 18 August, 8pm – BSL
The Hub, 23 August, 8pm – CAP
The Hub, 24 August, 8pm - AD
The Hub, 25 August, 3pm – Relaxed Performance