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Medea starts National Theatre season

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Helen McCrory (left) and Danny Sapani in National Theatre's Medea. Contributed

The National Theatre series is on at Palace Cineplex and Palace Multiplex on Sunday at 11:30 a.m., starting with Medea on October 12.

Carrie Cracknell directs Euripides' powerful tragedy Medea in a new version by Ben Power. Helen McCrory returns to the National to take the title role, and the cast also includes Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani and Cath Whitefield. The production will be designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Lucy Carter, choreography by Lucy Guerin and sound design by Gregory Clarke.

Plot

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she has 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.

The National Theatre in London is one of the United Kingdom's most prominent publicly funded theatre companies. The theatre presents a varied programme, including Shakespeare and other international classic drama, and new plays by contemporary playwrights.

Schedule to 2015 (all shows at 11:30 a.m.)

1. Medea (1 hour 40 minutes) Sunday, October 12, 2014

2. A Street Car Named Desire (3 hours) Sunday, November 2, 2014

3. Skylight (2 hours 45 mins.) Sunday, November 23, 2014

4. Of Mice and Men (2 hours 30 mins.) Sunday, December 7, 2014

5. JOHN (2 hours) Sunday, January 18, 2015

6. Treasure Island (3 hours) Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tickets are on sale at the box office and via the web at www.palaceamusement.com, with a Palace card.