by Euripides, adapted from the Greek by Caroline Reader


Robert Ludlam Theatre


21st - 25th October 2003


Caroline Reader

"Discover for yourself the hellish fury of a woman scorned in Caroline Reader's clear, contemporised adaptation"
Review from Derby Evening Telegraph

Directing such a compelling and moving production of one of the great Greek tragedies is no mean feat but Caroline Reader went one better in 2003 by adapting the play from the original Greek herself as well.

With excellent performances and all the drama and tension of its classical revenge narrative this production was a very well received new venture for Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company.

All photographs taken by Tony Cooper.


Director - Caroline Reader
Stage Manager - Ann Toy
Lighting & Sound - Neil Jones
Original Soundtrack - David Culling
Technician For Robert Ludlam Theatre - Jonathan Jarvis
Properties - Ruth Eycott
Prompt - Jane Roy
Wardrobe - Flora Palmer, Pat Kinnerley & Karen Owen
Set Construction - Brian Renshaw
Set Painting - Amanda Talbot helped by Joan Garratt, Maggie Bradley, Molly Renshaw, Jeff Talbot & Alex Day
Stage Management & Technical Team - Terry Powles, Nick Hallam, Paul Kirkland, Tony Cooper, Eddie Chambers and members of the company
Chaperone - Chris Smith
Press & PR - Joan Garratt
Print & Handbill Design - Laurence Conneely-Byrne


Medea - Stephanie Collyer
Jason - Alan Smith
Creon - Daniel Maddison
Glauke - Laura Smith
Nurse - Lorna Harrington
Medea's Boys - William Gailley & Alan Rafferty
Chorus - Jenny Cooper, Molly Renshaw, Joan Garratt, Ian Arnot, Joanna Hands, Jack Bamford, Erika Nute & Craig Smith