Written by Kate Mulvany & Anne-Louise Sarks after Euripides.
Original Concept & Director Anne-Louise Sarks.

  • Venue Gate Theatre, London
  • Dates 2 Nov – 5 Dec 2015

    Kate Mulvany & Anne-Louise Sarks’ multi award-winning Medea had its UK premiere with a new production at The Gate Theatre in London, and received rave reviews.

    Winner of five 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards including:
    Best Mainstage Production
    Best Direction of a Mainstage Production (Anne-Louise Sarks)
    Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Mainstage Production (Blazey Best)
    Best New Australian Work (Kate Mulvany & Anne-Louise Sarks)
    Best Newcomer (Rory Potter & Joseph Kelly)

    Two young children on a stage play games to distract themselves. Off-stage and unheard their parents are having a very famous showdown. At some inevitable moment in the next hour the children will be drawn away from their games and into their parents’ bitter argument. From there they will enter mythology as the most tragic siblings of all time.

    Anne-Louise Sarks has a canny and formidable theatrical mind. Her refocusing of Medea is an examination of the collateral damage of one of history’s most famous family breakdowns. It is to Euripides’ Medea what Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is to Hamlet: a behind-the-scenes look at the lives that minor characters live before the plot takes over.

    Belvoir acknowledges Andrew Cameron and Mark Carnegie as supporters of this production as part of our International Touring Fund.


    Written by Kate Mulvany & Anne-Louise Sarks after Euripides
    Original Concept & Director Anne-Louise Sarks
    Designer  Amy Jane Cook
    Lighting Designer  Josh Pharo
    Sound Designer  Adrienne Quartly
    Assistant Director  Bella Loudon
    Assistant Designer Lizzy Leech 
    Production Manager Peter Williams
    Stage Manager Charlotte McBrearty


    Emma Beattie
    Keir Edkins-O’Brien
    Bili Keogh
    Samuel Menhinick
    Bobby Smalldridge

    Rehearsal images by Heidrun Lohr
    Production images by Heidrun Lohr

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