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  • Playwright

    Kenneth McLeish 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Euripides' original.
  • Synopsis

    The powerful myth of Medea, who murders her children as revenge for her husband's infidelity.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also featured four child actors.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Chorus Cathy Belton
Messenger Padraig Denihan
Aegeus Leo Wringer
Medea Fiona Shaw
Jason Patrick O'Kane
Chorus Franchine Mulrooney
Chorus Sile Nic Chonaonaigh
Kreon Barry McGovern
Chorus Bernie Downes
Chorus Phyllis Ryan
Nurse Fiona Bell
Tutor Garrett Keogh
Chorus Emily Nagle
Chorus Máire Hastings
Chorus Fionnuala Murphy
Vocalist Celia Ni Fhatharta
Production Team  
Director Deborah Warner
Set Designer Tom Pye
Lighting Designer Jvan Morandi
Costume Designer Tom Rand
Costumes Alison O'Brien
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Costumes Claire Christie
Sound Dave Nolan
Music by Mel Mercier
Production Co-ordinator Alison McArdle
Stage Director Collette Morris
Assistant Stage Manager Angie White
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Neil Libbert
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Programme Red Dog Design
Irish Phrasing Translation Sile Nic Chonaonaigh

Published Scripts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.