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My Mother Medea

A Unicorn Production

WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TO ADAPT WHEN WE’RE NOT WANTED IN THE FIRST PLACE?

  • By Holger Schober
  • Translated by David Tushingham
  • Directed by Justin Audibert

★★★★ Guardian
'Holger Schober’s sideways glance at Medea couldn’t be more timely.'
The Stage

Born to megastar parents, teenagers Eriopis and Polyxenos have a lot to live up to – and a lot to feel angry about. Their father Jason betrayed their mother, they’ve had to leave Europe, they’re displaced, they’re alienated and now they’re on their own.

But they’re fed up of being ‘the foreign kids’. They’ve had enough. They sit at the front of the class in their new school and spit out the story of who they really are to anyone who’ll listen. 

This punchy, modern play by Austrian playwright Holger Schober offers a completely new angle on the age-old Greek myth of Jason and Medea, retelling their story through their children’s eyes. The audience sit at school desks as the new kids take centre stage and their story unravels.

Please note: Contains strong language

My Mother Medea is performed by Stephanie Levi-John (Eriopis) and Lawrence Walker (Polyxenos).

PRODUCTION GALLERY
 Photos by Helen Murray


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AUDIENCE FEEDBACK




'Stephanie Levi-John gives a ferocious performance in this sideways glance at Medea.'

The Stage

'Perfectly pitched for teenagers, but hugely enjoyable for adults too.'

A Younger Theatre

'Justin Audibert's production has a satisfying rawness.'

Evening Standard

FOR SCHOOLS (SUITABLE FOR YEARS 9 - 13)

Schools tickets from £8.50
Teacher CPD: Thu 29 Sep, 4.30-7pm | FREE
Download the My Mother Medea resource pack (PDF, 736KB)
Got a question? Email schools@unicorntheatre.com

UNICORN LATE: 17 NOV

Stick around after the show for a Unicorn Late. We'll have live music in the foyer from singer-songwriter Fred Lessore  and a 3 for 2 offer on locally brewed craft beer. 

INSIGHT DISCUSSIONS, TUE 8, THU 17 & THU 24 NOV

Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after these performances: 
Tue 8 Nov, 2pm
Thu 17 Nov, 2pm

Thu 24 Nov, 10.30am 

SUPPORTER

Kindly supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

 

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