Headlong, Citizens Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre




6 - 10 November


£15 - £25 | Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s: Half Price

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Suitable for ages 14+

Post-show talk: 9 November

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Her husband's gone and her future isn't bright. Imprisoned in her marital home, Medea can't work, can't sleep, and increasingly, can't cope. While her child plays, she plots her revenge.

This startlingly modern version of Euripides' classic tragedy explores the private fury bubbling under public behaviour and how in today's world a mother, fuelled by anger at her husband's infidelity, might be driven to commit the worst possible crime.

"If there's a God, which at the moment I DOUBT, I want you to curse him. If there's any justice, I want them - both of them - in a car crash." The classic Greek tragedy retold for the Mumsnet Generation

The production will be directed by one of the UK's most exciting and in demand young writers Mike Bartlett, who has received critical acclaim for his plays including Earthquakes in London (Headlong/National Theatre); Cock (Royal Court/Off-Broadway - Olivier Award), a new stage version of Chariots of Fire and Love Love Love.

Ages: 14+


Medea: Paul Brendan
Medea: Lu Corfield Medea: Chris Ettridge Medea: Adam Levy
 Paul Brendan  Lu Corfield  Chris Ettridge  Adam Levy


Medea: Rachael Stirling Medea: Amelia Lowdell Medea: Paul Shelley
 Rachael Stirling  Amelia Lowdell  Paul Shelley


Show Times

Medea - Theatre 1

Tuesday 6 November 7.30pm
Wednesday 7 November 7.30pm
Thursday 8 November 7.30pm
Friday 9 November 7.30pm
Saturday 10 November 7.30pm


‘Everything about this production is smart and lightly done’
The Independent * * * * *

'It's thrilling, it's frightening, its truthfulness is both agonising and exhilarating, and it's a performance that has to be seen'
The Scotsman * * * * *

The Times * * * *

'Stirling is a force of nature'
The Herald

Cast & Team

By Euripides

A new version by
Mike Bartlett

Mike Bartlett

Ruari Murchison

Paul Brendan 
Lu Corfield 
Chris Ettridge 
Adam Levy 
Rachael Stirling 
Amelia Lowdell 
Paul Shelley




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