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By Stephen Heard
June 21, 2016
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By Stephen Heard
June 21, 2016
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Based on Euripides' ancient tragedy, this contemporary adaptation of Medea was devised with the idea of pulling focus on the previously unheard children in the story. As two brothers play out the final hour of their lives, the text aims to present ideas around the breakdown of parental relationships and the effect on children. Frequently retold and reimagined throughout history, Silo Theatre's version will be led by 9 - 14 year-old boys, marking the first time the collective has worked with children. Drawing on her recent role as youth acting coach for breakout film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Rachel House will direct these children in material rarely given to actors of their age.

Penned by Australian theatre-makers Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks, the play originated at Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre in 2012 before having a London season in 2015 at Gate Theatre. It was met with widespread critical acclaim and received multiple awards, including the 2012 Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian Work and the 2013 Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Stage Play.

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