National theatre Live was again worth the trip to Waterloo.

This was an outstanding performance by Helen McCrory in her first National Theatre appearance and the National theatre’s first production of Medea.

Even more than usual, the play was dominated by Medea, even though there were at least fifteen other actors in the chorus and playing minor parts. Special mention should be made of Lorna Brown who was The Chorus and spoke most often to the audience.

Danny Supini as Jason is also an actor to watch. But both were totally overshadowed by the anger and anguish of McCrory.

Carrie Cracknell is also a director to watch for.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Medea

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Wow, and I thought Seana McKenna was terrifying as Medea! McCrory is a force of nature roaring though this play.
    There were other good performances in the cast, but Medea owns the stage throughout.
    I liked the production, although I could have done without the spastic dancing by the chorus, I assume it was to convey something, but I don’t know what.

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