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  • Playwright

    Robin Robertson 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Author Notes

    A new version of the tragedy by Euripides.
  • Synopsis

    A jealous wife and mother, Two innocent children, A philandering husband, A house, A startling modern epic, If only it never happened like this… A new interpretation of Euripedes' classic presents it as a contemporary domestic drama. A shockingly modern story of a man and a woman caught in the nets of jealously and destructive love.

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  • Cast Notes

    In the original production different child actors played the roles of Medea's sons on alternate nights.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    11 September 2010

  • Production Notes

    Performed as part of the 2010 ABSOLUT Dublin Fringe Festival.
  • Producer

    Produced by Siren Productions

  • Original Venue

    Samuel Beckett Theatre

Original Cast  
Tutor Ronan Leahy
Creon's Guard Manus Cronin
Creon's Guard Manus Halligan
Boy Jack Synott
Boy Charles Gallen
Boy Isaac O'Sullivan
Boy Levi O'Sullivan
Aegeus Bryan Murray
Creon Bryan Murray
Nurse Eleanor Methven
Medea Eileen Walsh
Jason Stuart Graham
Chorus Olwen Fouéré
Messenger Ronan Leahy
Creon's Guard Ross Dungan
Production Team  
Director Selina Cartmell
Set Designer Paul O'Mahony
Producer Marie Rooney
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Costume Designer Gaby Rooney
Choreographer Liz Roche
Vocal Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Assistant Director Rosemary McKenna
Production Manager Rob Furey
Stage Director Simon Manahan
Assistant Stage Manager Audrey Rooney
Set Construction Tom Dowling
Scenic Artist Gary O'Donnell
Costume Supervisor Anne Stokes
Chief Electrician Kevin Smith
Chief Electrician Joy Doyle
Graphic Design John McEvoy, Design Image
Chaperone Ellen Flynn
Chaperone Ciara Ní Chuirc
Photography Anthony Woods
Administrator Sarah Latty
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Composer/Sound Designer Conor Linehan

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Medea/ A New Translation by Robin Robertson

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Source Of Information

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