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THEATRE WORKS PRESENTS

MEDEA:
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

DIRECTED BY STEVEN MITCHELL WRIGHT
A THEATRE WORKS PRODUCTION

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.

VENUE

THEATRE WORKS

DURATION

75 Minutes (Approx)

WARNINGS

MA15+

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 admin@theatreworks.org.au 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. 

DIRECTOR
Steven Mitchell Wright (he/him)

WRITING  CONTRIBUTIONS BY
Chris Beckey (they/them), Steven Mitchell Wright & Ian Johnson (he/him)

with 

 

Belle Hansen (she/her), Enya Daly (she/her) & ensemble 

CAST
Paolo Bartolomei (he/him)
Emily Joy (she/her)
Willow Sizer (she/they)


VIDEO ARTIST 
Chris Bennett, Underground Media (he/him)

DESIGNER
Hahnie Goldfinch (she/her)

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Ben Hughes (he/him)

SOUND COMPOSITION
Rachel Lewindon (she/her)

STAGE & PRODUCTION MANAGER 
Holly Anderson (they/them)

TECH MANAGER
Tom Ray (he/him)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Belle Hansen (she/her)

LIGHTING DESIGN ASSOCIATE
Spencer Herd (he/him)

ADDITIONAL TRACK PRODUCTION 
Imogen Cygler (she/her)

TECHNICAL SOUND CONSULTANT
Nathan Santamaria

DRAMATURGY CONSULTANTS
Chris Beckey & Enya Daly 

DESIGN INTERN 
Kiara Martin (she/her)

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS
Brigette Jennings (she/her), Sarah Falzon (she/her) & Jemma Law (she/her)

PRODUCER
Theatre Works

PHOTOS BY
Underground Media

PUBLICITY BY
Sassy Red PR