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Medea

By Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks
Original concept by Anne-Louise Sarks after Euripides
Directed by Daniel Evans

SOMETIMES TRAGEDY IS CHILD'S PLAY. 10-year-old Jasper and 12-year-old Leon are like most brothers you know. They fight. They laugh. They play games. Their bedroom is their fortress: home to Cornelius (their goldfish), watched over by Hercules (their teddy bear) and an arena of...

SOMETIMES TRAGEDY IS CHILD'S PLAY.

10-year-old Jasper and 12-year-old Leon are like most brothers you know. They fight. They laugh. They play games. Their bedroom is their fortress: home to Cornelius (their goldfish), watched over by Hercules (their teddy bear) and an arena of cowboy showdowns and swashbuckling sword fights.

But today something feels different. Their door is locked shut. Their parents’ shouting is getting louder. And, unbeknownst to them, at some point in the next hour, their iconic fate will ensure they enter mythology as two of the most tragic siblings of all time.

Told entirely from the perspective of Medea’s young sons, this internationally celebrated version of the Ancient Greek tragedy by Kate Mulvany (Jasper Jones) and Anne-Louise Sarks is directed by the incomparable Daniel Evans (Drizzle Boy, The Almighty Sometimes).

Tender, surprising and bittersweet: this is a reimagining of history’s most misunderstood mother in an unforgettable pressure-cooker performance that is not to be missed.

"A radical update… that genuinely makes us see an old play through new eyes"
— The Guardian

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Creatives

Writer Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks
Director Daniel Evans
Set and Costume Designer Chloe Greaves
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Composer/Sound Designer Mike Willmett
Dialect Coach Gabrielle Rogers
Intimacy and Fight Direction NJ Price
Voice Coach Luke Kennedy

Stage Management

Stage Manager Maddison Penglis
Assistant Stage Manager
Tia-Hanee Cleary
Chaperone
Damian Tatum

Cast

Medea Helen Cassidy
Leon (Hercules) Jeremiah Rees
Jasper (Hercules) Edward Hill
Leon (Cornelius) Orlando Dunn-Mura
Jasper (Cornelius) Felix Pearn

  • Dates
    11 May — 8 Jun
  • Location
    Bille Brown Theatre
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tues 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm
    Relaxed Performance: Saturday 1 June at 2:00pm
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  • Buy Season Tickets
  • Ticket Pricing
    Adult
    from
    $70
    Senior
    from
    $70
    Concession
    from
    $70
    Youth - 35 & Under
    from
    $35
  • Night with the Artists

    Monday 20 May 6.30pm

  • Duration
    75 minutes, with no interval
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Monday 27 May 6.30pm
    Audio Described Saturday 25 May 2.00pm
  • Play briefing

    Tuesday 7 May 6.00pm

  • Warning
    Recommended for ages 12+This production contains adult themes and a depiction of filicide. There is the use of theatrical haze, some loud sounds and an extended period of low-light. If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations ...

    Recommended for ages 12+

    This production contains adult themes and a depiction of filicide. There is the use of theatrical haze, some loud sounds and an extended period of low-light.


    If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations are there to help:


    Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
    Lifeline
    13 11 14
    Headspace
    headspace.org.au

  • Dates
    11 May — 8 Jun
  • Location
    Bille Brown Theatre
  • Times
    Evenings: Mon & Tues 6.30pm, Wed – Sat 7.30pm
    Matinees: Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm
    Relaxed Performance: Saturday 1 June at 2:00pm
  • Buy Single Tickets
  • Buy Season Tickets
  • Ticket Pricing
    Adult
    from
    $70
    Senior
    from
    $70
    Concession
    from
    $70
    Youth - 35 & Under
    from
    $35
  • Night with the Artists

    Monday 20 May 6.30pm

  • Duration
    75 minutes, with no interval
  • Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Monday 27 May 6.30pm
    Audio Described Saturday 25 May 2.00pm
  • Play briefing

    Tuesday 7 May 6.00pm

  • Warning
    Recommended for ages 12+This production contains adult themes and a depiction of filicide. There is the use of theatrical haze, some loud sounds and an extended period of low-light. If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations ...

    Recommended for ages 12+

    This production contains adult themes and a depiction of filicide. There is the use of theatrical haze, some loud sounds and an extended period of low-light.


    If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations are there to help:


    Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
    Lifeline
    13 11 14
    Headspace
    headspace.org.au

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