Medea, by Euripides. Adaptation by Tom Paulin.
Directed for Ballarat National Theatre
28 September – 5 October 2019
Medea, a foreigner, who deceived her father and killed her brother to helped her husband Jason win the Golden Fleece, now finds herself betrayed by him in favour of a new union with the King’s daughter. But hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Megan J Riedl’s modern interpretation of the ancient Greek classic features powerhouse performances by local actors and specially composed live music. Haunting in its brutality and how it captures the very extreme of human emotions, BNT’s Medea explores the dangers a patriarchal view on strong women and the negative impact of parental conflict on children.