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I choose to take back my life.
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
Ben Power’s version of Euripides’ tragedy Medea premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2014.
You leave feeling both appalled and strangely elated - the sure sign that a tragedy has hit its mark.
A tragic force to be reckoned with.
An exciting, fashionable production. Ben Power's adaptation is admirably clear. Immediacy and cleverness abound.
Love and vengeance with a modern twist.
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