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:

Vik Toth
Vik Toth
Actor
2018, Jason
Bordeaux
Ben Lydon
Ben Lydon
Actor
2018, Jason
Burgh House
Pavlo Domitrashchuk
2017, Jason
Dean Graham
Dean Graham
Actor
2016, Jason
Drama Centre
Moses Alexander
2015, Jason
The Markova Theatre,
J T Hiltunen
J T Hiltunen
Actor
2015, Jason
the london theatre
Matthew Durkan
2014, Jason
The London Theatre
George Hoey
George Hoey
Actor
2014, Jason
A.C.T Theatre
Scott Christie
2014, Jason
Touring
Tobias Deacon
2014, Jason
Riverside Studios
Ben Phazey
Ben Phazey
Actor
2014, Jason
Richard Crossley
2014, Jason
The Arthur Cotterell Theatre
Daniel __
Daniel __
Actor
2013, Jason
Robinson Memorial Theatre
Igor Kerstich
2013, Jason
City Lit Theatre, London
James Ledsham
2012, Jason
Robert Powell Theatre
Richard Hamlyn
2012, Jason
Will James
Will James
Actor
2012, Jason
Bryn Lucas
Bryn Lucas
Actor
2011, Jason
Eddy Westbury
2011, Jason
Worcester Huntington Hall
Demetri Turin
2010, Jason
The Wapping Great Little Theatre