Medea at the National Theatre

National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, London

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Starring Helen McCrory.

Helen McCrory stars as Medea in this new production of Euripides’ tragedy directed by award-winning Carrie Cracknell (A Doll’s House).

Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre following acclaimed performances in The Last Of The Haussmans and The Seagull.

In the play Medea must live in exile with her sons for the sake of her husband, Jason. But when Jason abandons her for a new life, she exacts an appalling revenge that destroys her entire world.

Adapted in a brand new version by Ben Power, the production features music by Goldfrapp.

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Performance dates
Booking to 4 September 2014

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National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1
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Helen McCrory in Medea
Helen McCrory in Medea

Medea opens tonight (14 June 2014) at the National Theatre.

Carrie Cracknell follows her multi-award winning production of A Doll’s House by taking on Euripides’ powerful tragedy Medea – in a new version by Ben Power.

Helen McCrory returns to the National following Last of the Haussmans to take the title role of Medea.

Cracknell is including music by Goldfrapp’s Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory in a hugely anticipated production.

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Reviews of the press night (21 July 2014) to be added shortly.

EARLY REVIEWS (Note: these are of preview performances, which is a practice not condoned by most legit press)
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Baz Bamigboye in the Daily Mail
“A magnificent Medea… [Helen McCrory’s] Medea is magnificent, and director Carrie Cracknell’s modern-day staging, and Ben Power’s adaptation, puts Medea’s miseries, and her subsequent actions, in context.”


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Production photos of Medea at the National Theatre starring Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre this summer to take on the title role of Medea in Euripides’ powerful tragedy.

This new version by Ben Power includes music specially written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

Carrie Cracknell (A Doll’s House) directs.

The cast also includes Danny Sapani as Jason, Martin Turner as Kreon and Michaela Coel as Nurse.

Medea runs until 4 September 2014.

Medea at the National Theatre starring Helen McCrory

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Medea at the National Theatre starring Helen McCrory. Photo by Richard Hubert Smith

Photos by Richard Hubert Smith.


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