Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Review: Medea

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8 August 2014, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh Review

Medea must be Euripides’ most brutal play to perform: the action is emotionally wrought, the violence is always threatening to erupt into disfigured acts of thwarted love. As such, this young, all-female company, Big Shoes Theatre Company, must be commended for crafting an adaptation which at times manages to bring these elements to the fore, and this is in no small measure due to the highly promising Georgina Graham Williams as Medea, who seamlessly blends bloodlust and vulnerability in her engaging portrayal. Unfortunately the production’s reliance on music and dance is where it falters; those moments, and the rest of the cast, cannot match the rawness of the lead performance, and it leaves this production feeling oddly bloodless.

Image: Alixroth/Flickr

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