With Section B of your exam requiring a review of a live performance, we are pulling out all the stops to see as many productions as possible to give you a wide choice. We’ve already seen the spectacular Curious Incident, now to an updated and contemporary adaptation of the classic greek tragedy, Medea.
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Helen McCrory returns to the National to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.
This trip takes place on Tuesday 30th September. The screening starts at 11am so we will be leaving school at 10am. See Ms Wallace or Ms Van Exan for a permission slip and get it in to either of us asap.
There are a few videos below to give you some insight – one with Director Carrie Cracknell and another with Leading Actress, Helen McCrory.