Brighton Festival 2018, PREVIEW: Medea, Written in Rage

April 6, 2018

Writer/director Neil Bartlett returns to Brighton Festival to direct Jean-René Lemoine’s reimagining of this classic tale of passion and revenge.

Photo: Manuel-Vason
Photo: Manuel-Vason

A potent mixture of poetic grace and graphic detail….. The Stage

Medea returns from history. And this time she’s telling her own story…

Jean-René Lemoine’s reimagining of the classic tale of passion and revenge casts Medea as the ultimate outsider. This dramatic monologue – half witness statement, half incantation – takes us from ancient Greece to modern Europe and back again in a provocative, blood-soaked collage of performance, opera and sexual confession.

Written by Jean-René Lemoine, Directed by Festival regular Neil Bartlett and featuring extraordinary performer and vocalist François Testory, this powerful new vision of ancient myth features live music by Phil Von to create a searing statement about marginalisation and exile.

Age 16+

Event: Medea, Written in Rage

Where: Theatre Royal Brighton, New Road, Brighton BN1 1SD

When: Saturday, May 26

Time: 8pm: Duration 80 minutes (no interval)

Cost: £12.50, £15, £10 under 26s
£15 under 26s

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