Medea by Liz Lochhead, Websters Theatre, 23, 24, 25 May, 2017
New Clan Art presents Medea by BA Acting students New College, Lanarkshire
by Liz Lochhead
Tickets £11 Adults/£8 Concessions (ticket price incl. £1.50 ticket admin fee which will display at the checkout) (fee applicable to all tickets, including tickets bought on the day)
New CLan Arts presents Euripides’ ancient tragedy Medea as performed by the final year BA Acting students of New College Lanarkshire
In this version of Medea, acclaimed playwright Liz Lochhead takes a well-known text, blows it apart and reassembles it in a completely new light resulting in a brave, visionary and risky play that challenges our preconceptions of Euripides classic.
In Greek mythology, Medea was the daughter of King Aeëtes of Kolchis, niece of Circe, granddaughter of the sun god Helios. In the play, Jason has abandoned Medea, after Kreon, King of Corinth, offered his daughter Glauke. Medea seeks to exact a terrible revenge on Jason for his betrayal.
Medea figures in the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, a myth known best from a late literary version worked up by Apollonius of Rhodes in the third century BC and called the Argonautica. Medea is known in most stories as an enchantress, and is often depicted as a priestess of the goddess Hecate or a witch. The myth of Jason and Medea is very old, originally written around the time Hesiod wrote the Theogony around 700 BC.
Suitable for 14+. Contains adult themes
This is a seated event. Tickets sold as General Admission (you will not be allocated a specific seat in the auditorium)
There will be no interval.
Please note, our box office is only manned when there is a performance in the venue. For Box Office Collection, please wait until the day of performance. Phone messages and emails to the Box Office are checked at least once a day, Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Don’t forget Websters Bistro is now open for lunch, pre-theatre and a la carte meals
23 May 2017 – 19:30
24 May 2017 – 19:30
25 May 2017 – 19:30
Websters, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ
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