NT LIVE: MEDEA (12a)
Written by Ben Power from the original story by Euripides
Running time: 100mins
Medea (Helen McCrory) is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she has left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
Music for MEDEA will be composed by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp, who make up the Mercury Prize and Grammy Award-nominated band Goldfrapp. In their first foray into writing for the theatre, Alison & Will have developed a series of brand-new musical works written specifically for the new stage version of MEDEA.
Helen McCrory’s theatre work includes The Last of the Haussmans, Blood Wedding and The Seagull for the National Theatre; The Late Middle Classes, Old Times, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (Donmar Warehouse); and As You Like It (West End). Her extensive film and television work includes Skyfall, Hugo, Leaving, A Little Chaos, Penny Dreadful, The Queen, Harry Potter, Street Life (RTS & Monte Carlo Best Actress Awards), Anna Karenina, The Jury and North Square (Critics’ Circle Award).
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