AMPAG, Black Swan State Theatre Company Black Swan State Theatre Company:MEDEA by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks

MEDEA by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks

Image Credits: Richard Jefferson

August 2019

10 Sat 

07:30 PM

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Black Swan State Theatre Company

174-176 William St

PerthWA

 

Locked in their bedroom, two brothers play games to pass the time, as siblings do. Off-stage, their parents are having a very famous showdown. A radical update on a classic Greek myth that puts one of history’s most notorious family breakdowns under the spotlight.

A Black Swan Collaboration With WA Youth Theatre Company

MEDEA by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks

8 – 25 AUGUST 2019

Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

INNOCENCE. NAIVETY. GAME PLAYING AND LOVE.

This new adaptation of Medea, co-written by WA’s own Kate Mulvany, puts one of history’s most notorious family breakdowns under the microscope.

Locked in their bedroom, two brothers play games to pass the time, as siblings do. Off-stage, their parents are having a very famous showdown. At an inevitable moment, 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. Smart,

sharp and bittersweet. It is to Euripides’ Medea what Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is to Hamlet: a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of minor characters before

the central plot takes over.

“A radical update… that genuinely makes us see an old play through new eyes.” ★★★★ — The Guardian

Winner of five Sydney Theatre Awards (2012)

Recommended 15+

Contains adult themes.

DIRECTOR Sally Richardson

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Bryan Woltjen

LIGHTING DESIGNER Lucy Birkinshaw

SOUND DESIGNER & VOCAL COACH Melanie Robinson

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Laura Boynes

More information at https://www.bsstc.com.au/plays...