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National Theatre series 'Medea' to hit cinemas on Sunday

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Thrilling and merciless. Helen McCrory gives the performance of her career in 'Medea'. contributed

In Greek mythology, Medea was the granddaughter of the sun god Helios, and wife to the hero Jason, with whom she had two children. In Euripides' play, Medea, Jason leaves Medea when Creon, king of Corinth, offers him his daughter, Glauce. The play tells of Medea avenging her husband's betrayal by exacting an abhorrent revenge.

In Ben Power's new version of Euripides' powerful tragedy, directed by Carrie Cracknell, Medea takes even more drastic action when Jason abandons her for another woman. Highly reminiscent of the ancient play, this modern production is dramatic, gripping and tense. The play also stars Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani and Cath Whitefield.

The National Theatre (NT 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.

Performance dates and times are as follows:

A Street Car Named Desire, Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Skylight, Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Of Mice and Men, Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

JOHN, Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Treasure Island, Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are on sale at the box office at Palace Cineplex, and via the Web at www.palaceamusement.com, with a Palace Card.