￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The extraordinary Christen O’Leary (Bombshells, Gloria) will storm the Roundhouse stage in a performance of a lifetime in the titular role in La Boite’s Medea, playing 30 May to 20 June 2015.
She is accompanied by Damien Cassidy (Kokoda, Sea Patrol) and Helen Christinson (Caress/Ache, 39 Steps), both of whom attained critical acclaim for their performances in last year’s A Doll’s House.
Suzie Miller’s new adaptation of Euripides’ tale of betrayal and revenge marks Artistic Director Todd MacDonald’s La Boite directorial debut. Following Miller’s lauded production of Caress/Ache at Griffin Theatre Company, her new adaptation of Euripides’ most performed classic pulsates with the tension of a psychological thriller.
Medea is a visceral exploration of a brilliant woman railing against her status as both woman and foreigner. Medea is prepared to do whatever it takes to restore power, and seeks to extract vengeance in a method where nothing is off limits – not even the children.
The production includes a live choir, The Australian Voices, who will perform an original score by Gordon Hamilton. Set Designer Sarah Winter (boygirlwall, A Dinner With Gravity) and Costume Designer Nathalie Ryner (Brisbane, Boston Marriage) also make their La Boite mainstage design debut.