Monday, 5 October 2015

Gate Theatre announces new season & full casting for Medea

The Gate Theatre has announced its new season Nuclear: A Season about the Family.

The season opens with the world première of Nina Segal’s In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises), followed by the world première of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon by Caroline Bird, Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra, Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and Chorus by Chris Thorpe.

The full cast for the Gate's upcoming production of Medea by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks has also been announced. Medea is part of the Gate’s current season Icons and Idols and is presented in association with Belvoir, Sydney. 

Medea will be played by Emma Beattie with the role of Leon alternated by Keir Edkins-O’Brien and Bili Keogh and Jasper alternated by Samuel Menhinick and Bobby Smalldridge. Medea opens on 9th November (previews from 2nd November) and runs until 28th November 2015.

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon said: “The family can be a place of security but it can also be the epicentre of catastrophe. In Nuclear – A Season about the Family we will take a look at how domestic detonations in this fundamental unit can have profound effects on our society as a whole.

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