Medea was first performed in 431 BC at the City Dionysia festival. Its plot is centered on a wife’s calculated desire for revenge against her unfaithful husband
It is the most frequently staged ancient Greek classic. It was immensely popular with the suffragettes of the late 19th century who regularly quoted extracts from it at their meetings and more recently it has enjoyed renewed popularity with the emergence of the feminist movement.
This Splódar professional production is the first in an Irish language translation and it features Tara Breathnach, one of the country’s foremost actors, in the title role, with Lochlann O Mearain as Jason.