Ben Daniels and Sophie Okonedo to star in ‘Medea’

Dominic Cooke directs the production at @sohoplace.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Ben Daniels and Sophie Okonedo will collaborate once more on a new production of Medea. Robinson Jeffers adapts Euripides’ Medea, with previews at @sohoplace from 11 February, ahead of an opening night on 17 February and performances to 22 April.

The ancient Greek play Medea follows the title character as she seeks revenge after her husband behaves unfaithfully. Medea was last at the National Theatre in 2014, starring the late Helen McCrory.

Okonedo will play Medea, joined by Ben Daniels as Jason/Creon/Aegeus. They've previously worked on Haunted Child at the Royal Court,

"I am really excited and a touch nervous to be playing Medea. I'm buoyed by the fact I'm working with two of my closest friends and long-term collaborators, Dominic Cooke and Ben Daniels,” said Okonedo.

“I was lucky enough to have Nica Burns show me around the new @sohoplace theatre while it was still being built, and I was so impressed by the space that I signed up immediately to perform there!"

Dominic Cooke directs Medea, and the show features design by Vicki Mortimer, lighting design by Neil Austin, and sound design by Gareth Fry.

Medea is at @sohoplace.

Photo credit: Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels (Photos courtesy of Hamilton Hodell and by Josh Shinner respectively)

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