Medea Speaks at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019

Cathy will be playing the titular role of Medea in Medea Speaks for Helikon Theatre.

The show will run daily at 12:10pm from 19th - 24th August at The Space on the Mile.

You can book tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/medea-speaks

Medea Speaks is a rallying cry to take the conversation begun by #MeToo further and deeper.

This powerful, timely production uses Franca Rame’s acclaimed feminist re-telling of Medea

to put the fight for equality centre stage. Shocking, exhilarating and deeply provocative it

asks whether women can ever free themselves from patriarchal control.

The project comes from award-winning journalist and author Jennifer Nadel, who most

recently penned WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere with Gillian Anderson, and co-

founded Compassion in Politics. At a time when Medea’s story and Rame’s text is more

relevant than ever, Nadel co-directs with Myles O’Gorman from Helikon Theatre Company,

an exciting new theatre company with recent success in their “spectacular” adaptation of

Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (Mark Aspen Blog). With acclaimed actor Cathy Conneff

(recently winner of Best Supporting Actress at the Madrid International Film Festival) taking

the title role, this fresh and urgent production combines the world of politics with the realm

of the stage in what will be an unmissably powerful experience.

Each performance is followed by a live panel discussion exploring the questions the play

raises and inviting the audience to share their experiences. How are all our lives still

impacted by power, abuse and coercion? What can be done to change that?

‘#MeToo has barely scraped the surface of the injustices and structural inequalities

women face. Versions of Medea’s emotional experience, as recent cases of coercive

control show, are being repeated every day in the UK. We must fight to end that.’

Jennifer Nadel, co-director and author of WE: A Manifesto for Women and Sara Thornton:

The Story of a Woman Who Killed

Listings information

Venue: theSpace on the Mile – Space 1 (Venue 39)

Dates: 19-24th August 2019

Time: 12:10 (45 mins)

Ticket prices: £8.00 / concessions £6.00

Venue box office: 0131 510 2382 / boxoffice.onthemile@thespaceuk.com

Fringe box office: 0131 226 0000 / www.edfringe.com

Suitable for ages 12+

For more information, press tickets, photos and interviews contact:

frances@helikontheatrecompany.com