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Helen McCrory takes on the title role in Carrie Cracknell’s production of Medea at the National Theatre. Read More >

Helen McCrory takes on the title role in Carrie Cracknell’s production of Medea at the National Theatre.

Returning to the venue following performances in The Last Of The Haussmans and The Seagull, McCrory takes on the role of a wife who lives in exile with her sons for the sake of her husband Jason. But when Jason abandons his family for a new life, she exacts an appalling revenge that destroys everything she holds dear.

Adapted from Euripides tragedy by Ben Power, the production features music by critically acclaimed duo Goldfrapp whose music was previously heard on the National Theatre stage when Happiness featured in Earthquakes In London.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/07/2014

Opening Night: 21/07/2014

Closing Night: 4/09/2014

Running time: 1h30

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Cast & Creative


Helen McCrory, Lorna Brown, Vivien Carter, Michaela Coel, Simon Desborough, Amy Griffiths, Adrian Grove, Hazel Holder, Jane Leaney, Caroline Martin, Daisy Maywood, Yuyu Rau, Dominic Rowan, Danny Sapani, Petra Söör, Clemmie Sveaas, Noami Tadevossian, Martin Turner, Toby Wharton, Cath Whitefield , Jane Wymark


Director - Carrie Cracknell

Producer - National Theatre

Designer - Tom Scutt

Choreographer - Lucy Guerin

Lighting Designer - Lucy Carter

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - Euripides

Music By - Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory

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