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Medea Tickets

Watch Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels in a powerful ancient Greek drama.
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Medea Tickets

About Medea

Dominic Cooke directs Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels in a visionary adaptation of Medea at Soho Place.

Sophie Okonedo plays the female protagonist. She brings her visceral, mercurial brilliance to the role, showing the power of women. Okonedo’s longtime collaborator Ben Daniels plays Jason. Together, they’ve starred in Haunted Child at the Royal Court. Now, they lead the powerful ancient Greek drama, a play that, according to London Theatre "spellbindingly takes on the patriarchy."

The Medea play sees the title character transform from a lover into a destroyer of love. At first, Medea marries Jason, the leader of the Argonauts.After years of marriage and raising two children — Mermerus and Pheres — Jason leaves Medea for Glauce, a younger princess. In a blazing reaction, Medea sets out on a quest for revenge against the men who abandoned her. The timeless play explores themes revenge, justice, and the consequences of betrayal, all with a focus on women.

When was Medea written?

Euripides wrote Medea. It's unknown when it was written, but early performances date as far back as 431 BC. The 20th-century American poet Robinson Jeffers adapted Medea to successful acclaim — Okonedo and Daniels star in a revival of the Robinson Jeffers version.

Run time

1h 40m (no interval)

Start date

10th February, 2023

End date

22nd April, 2023




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45 Reviews



120 Reviews | 14 Followers
Slow, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you are happy to see a play for terrific acting rather than set, catchy story, etc. (3 people on stage flinging emotions at each other here)

Don’t see it if you could get upset over verbal descriptions of graphic violence or if you won't enjoy a play that slowly builds up to a dramatic conclusion



61 Reviews | 1 Followers
Terrific performances, Captivating, Creative, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a night of tension and intrigue, fuelled by genius staging and captivating performances

Don’t see it if you don't enjoy the Greek texts



547 Reviews | 136 Followers
Spare staging, Outstanding performances, Powerful theater

See it if you're interested in a riveting, unforgettable, take on the Greek tragedy with strong lead performances and interesting directorial touches.

Don’t see it if you're expecting a large production: this is an intimate setting with minimal sets & costumes, also if Greek tragedy is not your idea of fun



50 Reviews | 2 Followers
Shocking, Classic, Great staging, Masterful performances, Absorbing

See it if you want to see sublime performances. Great narrative with excellent staging choices that create tension and atmosphere on stage. Gripping.

Don’t see it if you want action, as it is a Greek Tragedy, the performance is focused on the spoken word.

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Our Review

'Medea' review – Sophie Okonedo takes on the patriarchy in this spellbinding staging

4 of 5
18 Feb 2023, 21:37
Read our four-star review of Medea at Soho Place, starring Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels, playing through 22 April. Get Medea tickets on London Theatre.

Medea cast and creative team

By: Euripides, adapted by Robinson Jeffers
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast list: Sophie Okonedo, Ben Daniels, Marion Bailey, Alicia Charles, Leda Hodgson, Penny Layden, Jo McInnes, Tom Peters, Amy Trigg
Set: Vicki Mortimer
Costume: Helen Johnson
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Gareth Fry


2 Soho Place, London, England, W1D 3BG


Railway station: Euston
Bus numbers: (Tottenham Ct Rd Station) 7, 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 242; (New Oxford St) 1, 8, 25, 55, 98, 176, 390
Night bus numbers: (Tottenham Ct Rd Station) 7, 10, 14, 24, 134, 242, N7, N29, N35, N68, N73, N253, N279; (New Oxford St) 25, 176, 390, N1, N8, N41, N55, N98, N171, N207
Car park: YMCA Great Russell Street (2mins), Holborn Selkirk House Museum Street (5mins)
Directions from tube: The theatre can be seen from the station, on the corner of the crossroads between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

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Access performances
Captioned Performance: Friday 14th April 2023 @ 7:30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 18th March 2023 @ 2:30pm


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