19:00, Tue 11th – Sat 15th October 2016 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 1
'O heart of mine, steel thyself!'
Euripides's dark and brilliant tale of sexual revenge comes to the Corpus Playroom for the first time.
Medea is a foreign woman in a hostile country. For the sake of her husband Jason she has betrayed her family and left her homeland. When she is abandoned by him in favour of a younger wife she is left with nothing. Facing banishment and separation from her children Medea begs for one day's grace. It is enough. Propelled into action by her unflinching sense of justice and constantly affirmed by her desire to see it done, she sets to work to exact a terrible revenge.