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Nelson Fringe Festival: Medea

Friday 15th-Tuesday 19th March 2024

Love Hurts!

Piece of Work Productions takes you to a dark place with a brand new adaptation of Medea by Euripides by the UK’s Splendid Productions.

In Ancient Greece, the name of the monstrous murdering mother Medea was well-known. The story of Medea, the mysterious sorcerer-princess who helped Jason steal the famous Golden Fleece from her father, is a mythical romance with a terrible, terrible ending.

This creative new adaptation puts the audience at the heart of the performance, as a kindly chorus of grandmothers presents a timeless tale of passion, betrayal and revenge. While history paints Medea as a pitiless monster, we wonder if the truth can be so black and white.

What does it take to drive a woman to murder her own children? Is there a small human story inside the mighty myth? And whose version of history should we believe?

From the company that brough you Metamorphosis and Woyzeck at the 2023 Fringe, receiving five nominations, and three Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Local and Development, as well as the Spirit of the Fringe – whew – how impressive is that?

Genre: Theatre
Warnings: Audience interaction
Age Rating: PG, especially youth


March 15, 17, 19


7:35pm - 8:35pm


Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St, Central City, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$16 +booking fee

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