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Jackie Kane, Scott Ainslie
Jackie Kane, Scott Ainslie (Stagephoto)

London Ensemble Productions present a new adaptation of Medeia by Euripides.

Your husband runs off with a younger woman and leaves you with nothing. How do you get back at him? Kill the kids. Revenge is far from sweet.

Euripides' masterful observation of female passion and its darker recesses in an accessible new version, which fuses the ancient with the modern.

Psychologically bullied by her charismatic and arrogant husband Iason, Medeia is now being forced to leave the country where she and her family have settled. Kreon, the King of Korinthia has offered his daughter's hand to the social climbing Argonaut - who decides to ditch the old wife for a younger model. The powerful sorceress Medeia is now seen as a threat to the royal household and, with her having previously murdered several people to secure Iason as a husband, Kreon does have a point.

Crushed and spiritless at first, Medeia prepares to flee with her two sons, before her obsession with treat-em-mean-keep-em-keen Iason develops into a grotesque bid for revenge. Jealousy and pride fuel the fire of hatred inside the heart of this woman-scorned and, with the help of the gods, Medeia commits to the ultimate sacrifice in order to wreck the treacherous Iason's life...

Medeia is London Ensemble's second play. Incorporating live music and physical theatre, this production is modern, accessible and often humourous as well as dark and affecting.

The cast of actors and musicians from the UK, Spain and Germany includes:
Scott Ainslie, Jonathan Bidgood, Emma Bown, Philippa Hames, Jackie Kane, Phil Leamon, Rebecca Todd, Gregor Truter, and Ximena Garcia Vera.

  • Tue-Sat 7.30pm
  • Tue-Thu £10.50 (conc £8.50); Fri & Sat 12.50 (conc £10.50)


Union Theatre
Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, London, SE1 0LR
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Box office: 020 7261 9876


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