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What’s the least Christmassy thing I can think of? Ben Duke’s Ruination
Lost Dog has a reputation for taking sideways looks at classic tales and taking them into unlikely spaces, but might an interrogation of the murderous Medea in the bowels of the Royal Opera House prove a step too far?

Lyndsey Winship

25, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Sophie Okonedo to play Medea at new West End theatre
The production, beginning next February, will be directed by Dominic Cooke for @sohoplace in London

Chris Wiegand

19, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Medea review – Adura Onashile exudes awesome authority in bloody tragedy
Liz Lochhead’s Scots verse spits wit and venom as male power meets female determination with operatic intensity, in this National Theatre of Scotland staging

Mark Fisher

14, Aug, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Age of Rage review – ancient Greek tragedy explodes into our times
While the emotional complexities remain, Van Hove’s high-octane makeover featuring unrelenting pyrotechnics and riveting performances is a visual epic

Arifa Akbar

06, May, 2022 @2:25 PM

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Punchdrunk: The Burnt City review – spectacle eclipses story in siege of Troy epic
This immersive retelling of Greek tragedies is stylish and atmospheric but lacks narrative momentum and its scattered scenes can be frustratingly arcane

Arifa Akbar

21, Apr, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Top 10 single mothers in fiction | Beth Morrey
They often get as rough a ride from books as they do from the world, but some writers, from Jane Austen to Sue Townsend, have given lone parents authentic life beyond the cliches

Beth Morrey

09, Feb, 2022 @11:49 AM

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The Seven Pomegranate Seeds review – Euripides tied in knots
Overly stylised theatrics mar this revival of Colin Teevan’s monologues featuring Medea, Phaedra and others from ancient tragedies

Arifa Akbar

10, Nov, 2021 @11:59 PM

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The Rest Will Be Familiar to You from Cinema review – flesh-and-blood take on the Oedipus curse
Martin Crimp’s version of Euripides’ Phoenician Women is sly and violent, while its sphinx’s riddles read like exam questions from hell

Andrew Dickson

22, Jul, 2019 @4:19 PM

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Blueprint Medea review – Euripides explodes in modern London
Julia Pascal’s dynamic production sees Medea reborn as a former fighter against Isis who finds Jason in the British capital

Arifa Akbar

27, May, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Top 10 books about angry women
Stories of female rage were for centuries often stifled or spun. From Euripides to Jean Rhys, Stephen King to Gillian Flynn, here are some of the exceptions

Katie Lowe

22, May, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Medea review – a funny, brutal and raw masterpiece
Simon Stone’s smart and harrowing retelling of Euripides is performed by a flawless ensemble

Natalie Haynes

07, Mar, 2019 @9:58 AM

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Trojan Women: the Greek tragedy that became a queer Korean opera
A bold new show retells the Euripides classic through traditional pansori, K-pop and the story of ‘comfort women’ in the second world war

Corrie Tan

16, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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