Medea

The past few years have seen stagings of Euripedes' most primal of Greek revenge tragedies reimagined as an all-night bender, filtered through the mind of Lars Von Trier, and given a modern press pack for a chorus by Stella Duffy. Now Mike Bartlett directs his own, new contemporary version, which promises to present Medea – a mother struggling to cope with her husband's affair with a younger woman – as a fallible woman of today. This Headlong touring production could be the chance for Rachael Stirling – the daughter of Dame Diana Rigg, who has been twice nominated for an Olivier for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in 'The Priory' and 'An Ideal Husband' – to shine centre stage. The cast also includes Paul Brendan, Lu Corfield, Christopher Ettridge and Adam Levy, with design by Ruari Murchison.

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