FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR
STARRING SOPHIE OKONEDO AND BEN DANIELS
DIRECTED BY DOMINIC COOKE
- Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels will be joined by Marion Bailey, Penny Layden, Jo McInnes and Amy Trigg in Robinson Jeffers’ adaptation of Euripides’ MEDEA, directed by Dominic Cooke.
- Opening @sohoplace theatre on 17 February 2023, with previews from 10 February.
- The production will run until 22 April 2023 in a strictly limited 10-week season.
- MEDEA is the second West End production for Fictionhouse, run by Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton.
- Fictionhouse’s first West End production, GOOD starring David Tennant, is concluding its record breaking, extended run to sold out houses at The Harold Pinter Theatre on 7th January.
- Tickets for MEDEA are on sale now.
Fictionhouse Limited, Nica Burns and Kate Pakenham Productions today announce full casting for MEDEA, adapted by Robinson Jeffers from the play by Euripides, directed by Dominic Cooke. The production stars the previously announced Sophie Okonedo (Medea) and Ben Daniels (Jason/Creon/Aegeus). They will be joined by Marion Bailey (Nurse), Penny Layden (3rd Woman of Corinth), Jo McInnes (1st Woman of Corinth) and Amy Trigg (2nd Woman of Corinth) with understudies Alicia Charles, Leda Hodgson and Tom Peters. MEDEA opens at @sohoplace theatre on 17 February, with previews from 10 February, and runs until 22 April 2023.
MEDEA sees Dominic Cooke reuniting with long-term collaborators Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels, most recently with BBC’s The Hollow Crown – Wars of the Roses, in addition to working together across multiple stage productions since the 1990s.
What could turn a woman from a lover into a destroyer of love?
MEDEA tells the story of a woman laid bare by grief and rage, and her terrible quest for revenge against the men who have abandoned her.
Sophie Okonedo brings her visceral, mercurial brilliance to literature’s most titanic female protagonist, whose complexity and contradictions have kept audiences on the edge of their seats, unable to look away, for almost 2,500 years.
Design Vicki Mortimer
Lighting Neil Austin
Sound Gareth Fry
Casting Director Amy Ball
Children’s Casting Amy Ball and Verity Naughton
Movement Director Lucy Cullingford
Associate Director Tanuja Amarasuriya
Production Manager Igor
Costume Supervisor Helen Johnson
Wigs Designer Sam Cox
Props Supervisor Mary Halliday
Vocal/Dialect Coach Jeannette Nelson
Produced by Kate Horton for Fictionhouse Limited, Nica Burns and Kate Pakenham Productions