NT Live: Medea

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United Kingdom | 2014 | 90 Minutes | Carrie Cracknell

October 10 - 16, 2014

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy. Under the direction of Carrie Cracknell, this new adaptation “quakes with female rage and powerlessness” (The Observer), and features music by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

Special Engagement
$20 | $15 Members | $19 Seniors & Youth
SIFF Passes, Vouchers, and other discounts are not valid

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.

"Takes no prisoners. A remorselessly gripping 90 minutes." - Time Out

"Thrilling and merciless. Helen McCrory gives the performance of her career." - Daily Telegraph

"Helen McCrory triumphs. A piercing, painful vision of passion and betrayal." - Evening Standard

  • Director: Carrie Cracknell
  • Principal Cast: Helen McCrory
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 90 Minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: National Theatre Live