“Stop trying to look at me.
I am sick with you.“
Medea is the final instalment in our season of violent women. Themes of obsessive love, desperation and motherhood will be tested in the intimate space of new The Gallery on The Corner in Tooting Bec.
With a raw, contemporary text by Wendy Haines and an all-female cast, we continue our signature provocative and original work adapting myth that challenges the assumptions we make about women and their actions. The production stars SJ Brady, Sinead Costelloe and Rosa Whicker as Medea tries to communicate herself to a room of strangers. Abandoned by her husband for another woman and left with the prospect of destitution, Medea drives herself to a shocking act of violence.
Wednesday 11 October – 2pm (£5 PREVIEW) & 7.30pm
Thursday 12 October – 7.30pm
Friday 13 October – 7.30pm
Saturday 14 October – 2pm & 7.30pm
There will be a post-show Q&A after the performance on Thursday 12 October.
Performers SJ Brady, Sinead Costelloe, and Rosa Whicker
Director David Bullen
Movement director Susanna Dye
Publicity designer Ivo de Jager
Tickets £12 (£9 concessions)
EXPLORING MEDEA AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY
In May, we worked with students in the Department of Drama, Theatre, and Dance at Royal Holloway, University of London on Wendy Haines’ new text for Medea. This essential stage of research and development for the project was kindly facilitated and funded by the department. Over four days, students worked with company members to analyse and explore Haines’ first draft text, culminating in a staged reading for staff, students, and representatives from the theatre industry. You’ll be able to read about the process in an upcoming edition of SPARAGMOS, By Jove’s online journal accompanying the Season of Violent Women. In the meantime, check out some photos below.