‘MEDEA: WRITTEN IN RAGE’ at the Birmingham Rep


17 – 18 November
By Jean René Lemoine

Directed and translated by Neil Bartlett
The stage is set for a gig – a microphone, a bank of speakers and smoke hanging in the air. A figure in an extraordinary gown emerges from the shadows. This is Medea – returned to tell us her version of events.

This startling, contemporary reimagining of the ancient Greek legend of passion and revenge casts Medea as the ultimate outsider, a stranger in a foreign land, filled with rage.

Her monologue transports us from ancient Greece to modern Europe in a provocative, blood-soaked collage of performance, opera and sexual confession.

François Testory uses his extraordinary physicality and unique stage presence to bring to life the murderous Medea in this evocative lament which features live music by the acclaimed composer, Phil Von.

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