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by Euripides in a new version by Ben Power

Helen McCrory takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy.

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Extraordinary. Helen McCrory ascends to greatness

Sunday Times

Thrilling and merciless. Helen McCrory gives the performance of her career

Daily Telegraph

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Takes no prisoners. A remorselessly gripping 90 minutes

Time Out

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'Medea is one of the greatest parts you’ll ever play as an actress' 
Helen McCrory talks to Time Out about playing the female Hamlet
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The score by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp gets right under your skin


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Helen McCrory triumphs. A piercing, painful vision of passion and betrayal

Evening Standard

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Helen McCrory is arresting. Love and vengeance with a modern twist

The Times

Melbourne choreographer creates dance for National Theatre Britain
The Age talks to Lucy Guerin
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Carrie Cracknell’s production quakes with female rage and powerlessness


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Medea: How Goldfrapp scored the Greek tragedy
The National Theatre's new production addresses itself to the modern condition, helped by music from the art-pop duo. The Independent goes backstage
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Terrible things breed in broken hearts.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.

It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

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