11 Oct 2012 to 25 Nov 2012
Thurs-Fri 7pm, Sat 4pm and 7pm, Sun 5.15pm
Downstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre
Full $42, Seniors (excluding Fri/Sat evenings) $36, Industry or Groups 10+ $36
Concession/Preview $32, Student rush $25

02 9270 2400

Belvoir, proudly supported by Australian Theatre for Young People presents


by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks, after Euripides; original concept by Anne-Louise Sarks

Two young children on a stage play games to distract themselves. Off-stage and unheard their parents are having a very famous showdown. At some inevitable moment in the next hour the children will be drawn away from their games and into their parents’ bitter argument. From there they will enter mythology as the most tragic siblings of all time.

Made especially for the Downstairs Theatre, Anne-Louise Sarks’ refocusing of Medea is an examination of the collateral damage of one of history’s most famous family breakdowns. It is to Euripides’ Medea what Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is to Hamlet: a behind-the-scenes look at the lives that minor characters live before the plot takes over.

This bold new production is proudly supported by Australian Theatre for Young People and features two extraordinary young actors.

Season: 11 October-25 November

Cast aside all your preconceptions of what tragedy is in the theatre. This is something new.

Jason Blake | The Sydney Morning Herald

Blazey Best’s performance is red hot.

Rebecca Whitton | Australian Stage

One of the best productions of 2012.

Diana Simmonds | Stage Noise

Powerfully and achingly moving.

John McCallum | The Australian

Deeply affecting and profoundly disquieting… Medea will linger after the final blow.

Chris Hook | The Daily Telegraph

Five stars.

Jason Catlett | Time Out