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Sophie Okonedo stars as the towering, vengeful Medea opposite Ben Daniels as Jason, in a new adaptation of the gut-wrenching Greek tragedy.

An unflinching tale of revenge

Stage and screen star Sophie Okonedo stars as one of Greek mythology’s most towering female figures in the compelling, rage-fuelled Medea at Soho Place Theatre.

Visceral and terrifying, Medea is the story of a woman’s desire for revenge after betrayal. Struck by heartbreak and humiliation, Medea plots against her ex-husband Jason and his new lover and will stop at nothing to see them suffer.

Euripides’ powerful tragedy has left audiences in awe for nearly 2,500 years, with a brilliantly complex female figure dominating the stage. This new adaptation by Robinson Jeffers stars Sophie Okonedo (Film: Hotel Rwanda; Stage: Antony and Cleopatra) as Medea and Ben Daniels as Jason/Creon/Aegeus.

Medea in London is directed by five-time Olivier Award winner Dominic Cooke (National Theatre: Follies; Good) and designed by Vicki Mortimer.

This rich psychological tragedy is a mesmerising, foreboding story that has fascinated and appalled audiences for generations. Medea tickets promise a theatrical experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final, shocking moments.

Sorry this show closed 22 April 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
21 Apr 2023 - 22 Apr 2023
Running time:
1 hour and 30 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 12+

Medea Reviews

119 Reviews
  • 5 Stars76%
  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars0%
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User Reviews


Peerless. Sophie Okonedo is magnificent as Medea. Ben Daniels plays all the male roles brilliantly, as his characters try but fail to box her in. The women of Corinth and the children are moving and pitch perfect. Robinson Jeffers’ translation/adapta Read more

Performance date: 25 March 2023

This could have gone so wrong, but the company putting this together are just so talented. Nothing OTT. Everything seems plausible. This is a woman scorned - Those that injure me, I will injure more. A motto to live by... or not!

Performance date: 20 April 2023

Most other reviews of this show only seem to mention Sophie Okonedo’s incredible performance. They are right to do so. With a few gimmicks and distractions about the rest of the performance, it is her incredible talent that brings such quality to the Read more

Performance date: 12 April 2023
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