Plays Directory : Medea

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Euripides
  • Overview
    Medea, daughter of the king of Kolhis, helped Jason (leader of Argonauts) to take the Golden Fleece, married him and then she followed him over to Corinth, where she bore two sons. But some years passed and Jason arranged to marry the king's daughter, so that he could be the next king in Corinth.
    The king himself, Creon exiles Medea and her children from Corinth as he is afraid that she will try to take revenge out of spite. She implores him not to send her in exile or even to delay it and promises to be good. She manages to win a day before she has to leave.
    While she is trying to figure out what her chances are for taking revenge but also be safe, she meets the king of Athens, Aegeus. He learns her hardship and promises to give her shelter, without knowing her vengeaful plans.
    Medea puts her plan into action: she poisons a bride's veil and a golden crown and sends them with her children as a sign of reconciliation to the future bride. When the princess, Glafki, tries them on, she gets surrounded by a magic fire and dies in agony. Her father, the king tries to save her and has the same fate. The news come to Medea by a messenger. She is overwhelmed and procceeds to the last part of her plan, which is to kill her children, so that Jason will be left without a heir.
    Jason arrives to protect his children from Corinthians' rage (as the children had given the fatal gifts), only to find then already dead, slaughtered by their own mother. Medea escapes in a flying charriot sent to her by her grandfather, the god Sun, leaving Jason desperate.

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11 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Emily Salmon
Emily Salmon
Actor
2019, Medea
Janaki Gerard
2018, Medea
Tristan Bates
Emma Kirby
Emma Kirby
Actor
2018, Medea
Charithra Chandran
2018, Medea
Camille Wilhelm
2018, Medea
Rachael Kingsland
2017, Medea
The Grand Theatre
Jessica Elsie
2017, Medea
Fidelma O'Brien
2017, Medea
Yasmin Waugh
Yasmin Waugh
Actor
2017, Medea
Stanwix Theatre
Suzanne Charles
2017, Medea
Grand Theatre Blackpool
Rebecca Hendri
2017, Medea
Myrto Pavlaki
2017, Medea
Mariel Swann
Mariel Swann
Actor
2016, Medea
Kath Wakton
Kath Wakton
Actor
2016, Medea
Liverpool Hope University
Susanna Wolff
2016, Medea
Studio Theatre, Drama Centre
Tayo Elesin
Tayo Elesin
Actor
2016, Medea
Drama Centre London
Libby Radford
2016, Medea
RSSKL
Kate Hemming
Kate Hemming
Actor
2016, Medea
Oldham Library Theatre/Internation Antony Burgess Foundation
Claire Lowrie
2016, Medea
LAMDA
Annabel Taylor
2016, Medea