Tragedy by Euripides
Medeia, the daughter of the king of Georgia, falls in love with Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, and helps him to steal the Golden Fleece.
Medeia betrays her family and homeland in the name of love,and she and Iason live happily in the Greek city of Corinth.
But their happiness only lasts until Jason falls in love with the even younger daughter of the king of Corinth.
Medeia now has to settle all the scores.
The themes of this Greek myth are human virtue and pettiness, love and vengeance, predictions and curses.Countless works have dealt with the Argonauts’ voyage, the Golden Fleece, Jason and Medeia, because myths help us to understand who we are and how we think and behave.The best-known of all of the interpretations of the myth of Medeia is Euripides’ tragedy, unique in its sympathetic portrayal of Medeia, who, alone and abandoned, is left with limited choices.
Premiere on 20 January 2018 at the Harbour Theatre