Sunday February 23, 2020

A modern take on murderous Medea

Australian playwright and actor Kate Mulvany’s new adaptation of the Greek tragedy Medea, currently playing at the Gate in Dublin, has been lent uncomfortable resonance by recent tragic real-life events

9th February, 2020
Kate Mulvany: her version of Euripides’ Medea, co-written with Anne-Louise Sarks, is playing at the Gate theatre in Dublin Picture: Daniel Boud

“I read online about this terrible incident in Dublin,” says Kate Mulvany. “It just broke my heart. It took my breath away and I immediately got in touch with everyone in Ireland to check that they were okay.”

The Australian playwright and actor is talking on the phone from a hotel in Queensland about the recent horrific incident in Newcastle in Dublin which left three young children dead, and their mother...

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