My Mother Medea

Southwark

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By Holger Schober
Translated by David Tushingham
Directed by Justin Audibert

OUR PARENTS LOST US THE MOMENT THEY HAD US.

Justin Audibert directs Austrian playwright Holger Schober's My Mother Medea.

“I'm just going to get on with it, OK. We're the new kids, right. Just moved here. Refugees. Escaped from a country that didn't want us anymore. Here. To a country that wants us even less… Parents divorced… No, we don't care, we can handle that… Yes, we're broke, we lost everything... and no, we don't want to fit in, what's the point? ... We don't need any pitying chats at break time… We're us and you're you. End of.”

The new kids with strange names and designer gear sit at the front of the class and tell their story; how it was for them, how it feels to be different, how it feels to be on the run and not to know what home means anymore.

My Mother Medea offers a completely new angle on an age old myth. Jason and Medea are presented as parents. They're parents who made mistakes. They're parents who ran away.

Age guide: 13+ / Duration: Approx 1 hr 30 mins (no interval)

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