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In a translation by Robin Robertson
Modern story written by Chino Odimba
Devised by George Mann and the company
For love, Medea sacrificed everything - only to suffer the ultimate betrayal at the hands of her husband, Jason. As he prepares to marry his new bride, Medea plots the ultimate act of revenge to free herself from him and immortalise those she holds dear, finally taking control of her own destiny.
Our Medea will weave Euripides' ancient world together with the modern day story of a single mother who faces losing her children and the roof over their heads after 18 years of marriage. However, just as she begins to feel that she has lost control of her future, she finds an old copy of Medea and discovers a woman within its pages that offers her the inspiration she's been searching for...
Performed by an all-female cast and using the cathartic power of song and the visceral power of movement by director George Mann (Pink Mist, Light), this retelling will attempt to reclaim Medea as a powerful female character who fought against injustice, at all costs.
Beautifully performed... Heartbreaking"
THE GUARDIAN on Pink Mist
7.30pm, 2.30pm (Sat mats)
£30-£9.50 (plus booking fee)
Press Night 10 May, 7pm
Translation Robin Robertson
Writer, Modern Story Chino Odimba
Director George Mann*
Designer Shizuka Hariu
Composer & Sound Designer Jon Nicholls
Lighting Designer Katharine Williams
Image Michael Cranston
Photography Mark Douet
*Supported by the Quercus Trust and in partnership with the National Theatre
Medea is supported by the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation
Friends of Bristol Old Vic
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Limited to 4 tickets per Friend, excl Fri & Sat eves
Groups of 10+ £3 off all tickets (excl Fri & Sat eves)
Groups of 20+ As above, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eves)
Groups of 50+ £6 off all tickets, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eves)
£12.50 Upper Circle / £7.50 Gallery tickets available (excl Fri & Sat eves)
Signed performance Sat 13 May, 2.30pm
Audio described performance Sat 27 May, 2.30pm (touch tour 12 midday)
Captioned performance Sat 20 May, 2.30pm
In summer 2016, we began redevelopment works to transform our front of house King Street entrance into a welcoming, vibrant space that everyone will be able to enjoy. During this time, it will be business as usual in the Theatre with our brilliant programme on offer, however there are a few changes to how we'll be operating.
You are now invited to enter the Theatre through our Stage Door, walking in the footsteps of theatre legends such as Peter O'Toole, Daniel Day Lewis and Miranda Richardson.
Our new Theatre entrance can be accessed via Rackhay (BS1 4HJ) off Queen Charlotte Street, around the corner from King Street.
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On performance days, tickets can be collected from Box Office situated in our Backstage Bar opening 90 mins prior to each performance.
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