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Queensland Theatre Medea

Until 8 Jun 2024
Bille Brown Theatre
1 hour 30 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$70 - $97

Available Discounts

Senior, Concession, Youth, Groups, Schools

SOMETIMES TRAGEDY IS CHILD’S PLAY.

10-year-old Jasper and 12-year-old Leon are like most brothers you know. They fight. They laugh. They play games. Their bedroom is their fortress: home to Cornelius (their goldfish), watched over by Hercules (their teddy bear) and adorned with a ceiling of glow-in-the-dark stars.

But today something feels different. Their door is locked shut. Their parents’ shouting is getting louder. And, unbeknownst to them, at some point in the next hour, their iconic fate will ensure they enter mythology as two of the most tragic siblings of all time.

Told entirely from the perspective of Medea’s young sons, this internationally celebrated version of the Ancient Greek tragedy by Anne-Louise Sarks and Kate Mulvany (Jasper Jones) is directed by the incomparable Daniel Evans (Drizzle Boy, The Almighty Sometimes).

Tender, surprising and bittersweet: this is a reimagining of history’s most misunderstood mother in an unforgettable pressure-cooker performance that is not to be missed.

Presented by Queensland Theatre

Special Events

Night with the Artists

  • Mon 20 May 2024, 6:30 PM

If you want to know about the audition process for an actor, how a character was developed, or why that piece of music was chosen, consider booking the Night with the Artists performances on selected evenings. Following the show, the cast and creatives discuss the process with you.

Accessibility

To book the below accessibility enhanced performances please contact Queensland Theatre Ticketing Team on 1800 355 528 or email sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au.

Relaxed Performance

  • Sat 1 Jun 2024, 2:00 PM

Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma.

Creatives

  • Adapted by Anne-Louise Sarks & Kate Mulvany
  • Directed by Daniel Evans
A radical update… that genuinely makes us see an old play through new eyes.
The Guardian

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