Julia Pascal’s retelling of the Medea myth in Blueprint Medea situates the story in the contemporary struggle of the Kurdish people for their own homeland.
Take Euripides, Kurdish resistance and refugees in London and what do you get? “A powerful and hard-hitting female tale.” We’ve rounded up highlights from reviews of the premiere of Julia Pascal’s Blueprint Medea – plus a great London Live television interview. Time to get booking!
Blueprint Medea, written and directed by Julia Pascal, receives its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre tonight (23 May 2019). Check out our first-look production shots gallery – and then get booking!
We’re counting down to the world premiere of Blueprint Medea, which relocates Euripides’ ancient classic to the fringes of modern London amongst a group of Kurdish and Iraqi immigrants. How has writer-director Julia Pascal’s company been getting on in rehearsals? Take a look – and then get booking!
Blueprint Medea, which gets its world premiere this month at the Finborough Theatre, is the first play in English that features a character based on the “Kurdish Angelina Jolie”. Who was the late Asia Ramazan Antar? Time to get booking!
In 1978, Julia Pascal became the first-ever woman to direct at the National Theatre. She’s astounded that, 40 years on, women are still fighting for equality of voice in theatre. But she’s continuing to make her own case with her latest play Blueprint Medea. We discussed inspiration, Kurdish freedom fighters and multi-cultural casting with her. Time to get booking!
Blueprint Medea, the first play in English featuring a character based on the real-life “Kurdish Angelina Jolie”, gets its world premiere next month at the Finborough Theatre, care of multi-award-winning writer and director Julia Pascal. Time to get booking!
David Thame has created a neat drama in Kompromat, but its explicit relationship to such a complex story, with real consequences for people who are very much alive, leaves a lingering sense that this speculative play allows the writer both to have his cake and to eat it.
The 2010 ‘spy in the bag’ murder is the inspiration behind Kompromat, a new play by David Thame which imagines the murderer using a honey trap to ensnare his victim.
With less than a week to go before the 2019 VAULT Festival opens, I wade my way through the catalogue and come up with 20 shows I think you should catch – in their own words.