Medea on the Mic

By Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh

Mon, 10 June, 2024 — Sat, 15 June, 2024

Please note this play ended on Sat, 15 June, 2024.

Directed by Philip Howard | Cast - Hannah Jarrett-Scott, Reuben Joseph, Marc Mackinnon

Medea on the Mic

A modern retelling of the epic Greek tragedy with lies, murder, sex and some nuns obsessed with 3D glasses. 

Tonight on the mic, it’s Medea!

Join everyone’s favourite princess-sorceress for one hell of a good time as she shares stories of when she was Scottish and swaggered into the wonderlands of Berlin, Tehran and New York. Other guests on the mic include her bitter ex Jason (of the Argonauts) and old pal the Chariot Queen.

Medea on the Mic is a feminist, queer retelling of the ancient Greek story with Glaswegian inspirations, featuring music and an innovative soundscape.


Creative Team

Writer: Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
Director: Philip Howard
Designer: Kenny Miller
Music and Sound Design by Hannah Jarrett-Scott, Reuben Joseph and Marc Mackinnon.

NAZLI TABATABAI-KHATAMBAKHSH is Professor of Dramatic Writing and Associate Artist (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Associate Director (Sanctuary Queer Arts), and Associate Artist (Oxford School of Drama). Their portfolio as a director and dramaturg spans opera, theatre, dance, circus and includes experimental page and performance poetry.

Their credits include productions at the Royal Opera House, Britten Pears Arts & Aldeburgh Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Amnesty International, Tron Theatre, Birmingham Opera Company, National Youth Choir, Welsh National Opera, Summerhall, BBC Radio Drama Asian Network, National Theatre of Scotland / BBC Drama Scotland, Wilton’s Music Hall, Theatre Workshop Edinburgh, Traverse Theatre, Tehran City Theater, Dancebase.

PHILIP HOWARD is a director and dramaturg. A former Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre, he is now a director of Pearlfisher. For Òran Mór: Fuenteovejuna, The Dacha, King John and (with NTS) Damascus–Aleppo. Recent dramaturgy commissions include Richard (Stellar Quines); Dialogues from Babel (Durham University/Edinburgh International Book Festival); Ghost Light (NTS); Elysium Street (New Sparta Films).

Please note this play ended on Sat, 15 June, 2024.
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