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Other spaces: The Finborough
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From21st May 2019
To8th June 2019
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sat,Sun Mats 15:00
What is currently on at Finborough (V199)

Blueprint Medea

Blueprint MedeaT819512071
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...
Author Julia Pascal

Archive :: production:T819512071, play:S1249298654, venue:V199

Production details

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.


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
Performer Tiran Aakel (UK Border Guard/Bakhtiah/Homeless Man/Sahir)
Performer Ruth D'Silva (Medea)
Performer Shaniaz Hama-Ali (Glauke/Miltary Trainer)
Performer Amanda Maud (Suzy/Teacher/Eidya)
Performer Max Rinehart (Jason)

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