About the Show/Event
Information for Blueprint Medea at Finborough, Inner London (Play). Kurdish freedom fighter Medea escapes the Turkish military and arrives at UK Border Control on a forged passport. Slipping through immigration, Medea discovers how to exist on the margins of London life. Working illegally as a cleaner in a gym, she meets Jason-Mohammed, the son of Iraqi immigrants. Their attraction results in the birth of twin boys. Medea believes that she has finally found a new home, a new family and a new life. But when Jason-Mohammed's father decides that his son must marry Glauke, an Iraqi cousin, Medea realises that she will lose both her sons and her safe haven in the UK. As her whole world falls apart, she is forced to accept that she has nothing to lose by revenging herself - destroying the lives who those who have betrayed her and keeping her sons' spirits with her forever... World Premiere. Based on interviews with Kurdish fighters living in the UK, and written and directed by the first woman ever to direct at the National Theatre, Blueprint Medea is an award-winning new drama loosely inspired by Euripides' Medea, which connects the classical to the contemporary to explore eternal questions of passion, war, cultural identity, women's freedom, sex, family and love.
Approximate runtime 80minutes (including any interval).
Performers Tiran Aakel (UK Border Guard/Bakhtiah/Homeless Man/Sahir), Ruth D'Silva (Medea), Shaniaz Hama-Ali (Glauke/Miltary Trainer), Amanda Maud (Suzy/Teacher/Eidya), Max Rinehart (Jason).
Author Julia Pascal. Company Pascal Theatre Company (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre). Director Julia Pascal. Design Kati Hind. Music James Peter Moffatt. Sound Peter Moffatt.