Blueprint Medea


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.
Blueprint Medea at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 8 June 2019
Running time:1 hr 40 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


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.

Synopsis


“If I am a virgin. If the enemy catch me. You know what they will do …”


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 …


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 21 May 2019

Closes:Saturday 8 June 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Standard:

Prices until 26 May 2019

£18

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.


Prices from 28 May 2019

£20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats.


Concessions:

Prices until 26 May 2019

£16


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 26 May 2019 when booked online only.


Prices from 28 May 2019

£18


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Creatives


Author: Julia Pascal
Director: Julia Pascal
Designer: Kati Hind
Production: Pascal Theatre Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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