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Medea

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Medea

Past Show

08 Aug - 25 Aug

Studio Underground

This new adaptation puts one of history's most notorious family breakdowns under the microscope.

  • "A radical update...that genuinely makes us see an old play through new eyes."

    The Guardian

Medea

A Black Swan collaboration with WA Youth Theatre Company
By Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks
Original concept by Anne-Louise Sarks after Euripides

This new adaptation of Medea, co-written by WA's own Kate Mulvany, puts one of history's most notorious family breakdowns under the microscope.

Locked in their bedroom, two brothers play games to pass the time, as siblings do. Off-stage, their parents are having a very famous showdown. At an inevitable moment, 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.

Smart, sharp and bittersweet. It is to Euripides' Medea what Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead is to Hamlet: a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of minor characters before the central plot take over.

Dates

08 Aug - 25 Aug

Venue

Studio Underground

Duration

1 hour 10 minutes

Content Warning

Contains adult themes, coarse language, sexual and drug references, strong flashes, loud music.

Media

Artists

Jalen Hewitt

Cast

Lachlan Ives

Cast

Jack Molloy

Cast

Alexandria Steffensen

Cast

Jesse Vakatini

Cast

Kate Mulvany

Kate Mulvany

Writer

Anne-Louise Sarks

Writer

Sally Richardson

Director

Bryan Woltjen

Set & Costume Design Concept

Tyler Hill

Tyler Hill

Set & Costume Design Realisation

Lucy Birkinshaw

Lucy Birkinshaw

Lighting Designer

Melanie Robinson

Melanie Robinson

Sound Designer & Vocal Coach

Laura Boynes

Movement Director

Lawrence Hassell

Fight Director

Erin Coubrough

Stage Manager

Anastasia Julien-Martial

Assistant Stage Manager

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