Medea returns from history. This time, she's telling her side of the story…
The stage is set for a gig – a microphone, a bank of speakers, and smoke hanging in the air. A figure in an extraordinary gown emerges from the shadows. This is Medea – returned from history to tell us her version of events.
This startling, contemporary reimagining of the ancient Greek legend of passion and revenge casts Medea as the ultimate outsider, a stranger in a foreign land, filled with rage. Her monologue transports us from ancient Greece to modern Europe and back again in a provocative, blood-soaked collage of performance, opera and sexual confession.
The performer, dancer, and vocalist, François Testory fuses his extraordinary physicality, androgyny and unique stage presence with a seven-octave vocal range to bring to life the murderous Medea in this evocative lament, featuring live music by acclaimed composer and music producer, Jonny Pilcher.
Performed by François Testory
Medea by Jean René Lemoine
Director & Translator Neil Bartlett
Costumes by Mr Pearl
Music by Jonny Pilcher
Lighting by Chahine Yavroyan