Medea on the Beach
Laced with Royal scandal and palace treachery, this powerful story centres around Queen Medea whose noble family are driven from their homeland and risk a perilous sea voyage in a crumbling boat to seek safety in a foreign land. A welcome is extended but asylum is a political minefield and behind the smiles is a quagmire double dealing ensuring the queen and her children are in greater peril than ever. She plots a desperate act of rebellion that is as shocking now as it was thousands of years ago when the play was first performed. Assumptions are challenged and allegiances battered back and forth as a terrible murder is committed. But is the killer right to take the course they do? And what other choices are available to women who find they’ve become an inconvenience to their men. Euripides celebrated dramatisation of the ancient myth glistens with psychological insight and piercing debate.
- DatesPlaying through 15 Aug
- Prices£5.00 – £20.00
- LocationThe Brunel
- Address47 Swan Rd, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4JN, UK