Greek tragedy meets 1980’s live synth gig for a dramatic night in Bridport.
Pecho Mama present Medea Electronica– a powerful and experimental retelling of the savage Greek tragedy –at Bridport Arts Centre as part of their Spring Launch Tour.
Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy best known for its horrific and glorified act of infanticide by a mother. New theatre company Pecho Mama set the tale in 1980’s rural England. Medea Electronica is an electrifying and compassionate portrayal of a family caught in the brutal throes of a marriage unravelling, and the desperate measures that love can incite.
The intense drama is played out amidst a live synth gig; an all-original mash up of contemporary, cinematic soundscapes, prog rock and 1980’s Electronica. The theatre show convention is flipped. Medea (Mella Faye) interacts with pre-recorded actors, and sings with live musicians (Alex Stanford on synths and soundgarden and Sam Cox on electric drums). Medea’s philandering husband is voiced by Toby Park from the well-known clown troupe Spymonkey.
“The objective of the show is for the audience to be on Medea’s side, despite the things she does; to will her on, and to want her to succeed” – Artistic Director, Mella Faye.