2 - 20 AUGUST
MEDEA: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES is Theatre Works’ new production based on Euripides’ MEDEA as recalled and reimagined from the fantastical minds of her (allegedly?) slain children. History is told by the victors, and myths preserved by those in power, but perhaps it is the youngest that grip the hardest truths?
Medea, arguably one of the darkest tales Western theatrical canon, is given a fresh and surprisingly playful rebirth as told from the point of view of its undoubtedly most important characters: Medea’s children.
This daring amalgamation of theatrical forms plays out like a surreal living music video with film projection, live feed and song.
Developed by the Theatre Works’ award-winning creative team and a council of children, who through a guided workshop process will refract Euripides and his ancient characters to form the basis of the script, the design and theatrical language of the work.
75 Minutes (Approx)
This production contains mild coarse language, simulated violence, sexual references, gore, loud sound, flashing lights, laser lights and haze effects.
DATES & TIMES
Saturday 30 July, 7:30pm (Cancelled)
Tuesday 2 August, 7:30pm Preview Night
Wednesday 3 August, 7:30pm Opening Night
Thursday 4 August, 11am & 7:30pm
Friday 5 August, 11am & 7:30pm
Saturday 6 August, 7:30pm
Tuesday 9 August, 7:30pm
Wednesday 10 August, 11am & 7:30pm
Thursday 11 August, 11am & 7:30pm
Friday 12 August, 11am & 7:30pm
Saturday 13 August, 7:30pm
Tuesday 16 August, 7:30pm
Wednesday 17 August, 11am & 7:30pm
Thursday 18 August, 11am & 7:30pm
Friday 19 August, 11am & 7:30pm
Saturday 20 August 7:30pm
To book your school in for a performance, please download a school booking form via this link and send the completed form through to Theatre Works via the included instructions.
For more info, please contact Adam Gardner on email@example.com or (03) 9534 3388.
School bookings cancellation policy: Bookings cancelled due to a Covid-19 outbreak will receive a full refund. Bookings may be cancelled for other reasons up to 14 days prior to the date of performance for 100% refund. Cancellations 14 days or less to the performance date, not directly impacted by Covid-19 will incur a 50% charge of the total cost. Cancellations 7 days or less to the performance date, not directly impacted by Covid-19, will be charged 100% of the booking.
Steven Mitchell Wright (he/him)
WRITING CONTRIBUTIONS BY
Chris Beckey (they/them), Steven Mitchell Wright & Ian Johnson (he/him)
Belle Hansen (she/her), Enya Daly (she/her) & ensemble
Paolo Bartolomei (he/him)
Emily Joy (she/her)
Willow Sizer (she/they)
Chris Bennett, Underground Media (he/him)
Hahnie Goldfinch (she/her)
Ben Hughes (he/him)
Rachel Lewindon (she/her)
STAGE & PRODUCTION MANAGER
Holly Anderson (they/them)
Tom Ray (he/him)
Belle Hansen (she/her)
LIGHTING DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Spencer Herd (he/him)
ADDITIONAL TRACK PRODUCTION
Imogen Cygler (she/her)
TECHNICAL SOUND CONSULTANT
Chris Beckey & Enya Daly
Kiara Martin (she/her)
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS
Brigette Jennings (she/her), Sarah Falzon (she/her) & Jemma Law (she/her)
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