Helen McCrory (NT Live: The Last of the Haussmans, Harry Potter series, The Queen) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp of Goldfrapp will be writing and composing the music for the production of Euripides’ powerful tragedy, their first ever foray into writing for the theatre!
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