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

February 10th, 2023

End date

April 22nd, 2023

Categories

Age

15+

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Intense, Ambitious
87
Excellent

44 reviews on Show-Score

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AlleyCatReviews
Slow, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
85 / 100
Roberrrrto
Terrific performances, Captivating, Creative, Absorbing
93 / 100
GreatAvi
Spare staging, Outstanding performances, Powerful theater
90 / 100
OliverAyres
Shocking, Classic, Great staging, Masterful performances, Absorbing
95 / 100
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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

Venue

2 Soho Place, London, England, W1D 3BG

Directions

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

Tickets

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