Medea Electronicais a powerful and deeply moving gig-theatreretelling of the ancient Greek tragedy, set in the technological turbulence of the 1980’s.
With the discovery of her husband’s deceit and betrayal, Medea is driven to embark on a journey of savage revenge and destruction.
This intense drama takes place amidst the brilliant chaos of a live synth gig; an all original mash up of contemporary Electronica and 80’s inspired Progressive Rock.On stage, the musicians play out Medea’s inner dialogue, as she wrestles with her demons.
The other characters are heard but not seen, creating a ghostly and unsettling atmosphere.
Medea is the chilling tragedy, told originally by Euripides in 431BCand best known for its savage act of infanticide by a mother in revenge for her husband’s adultery.
Theatre lovers and live music fans alike will fall in love with this genre-defying new company.
Are there any loud sound effects or strobe?
There isn’t a strobe effect but there are loud bangs, flashes, smoke and at times the music is loud.
How many performers are there?
There are three performers on stage. Sam Cox is on Electronic Drum Kit, Alex Stanford on Synths and Sound Garden, and Mella Faye is Singing, playing Synth and Acting. The other actors were pre-recorded in a studio. Mella interacts with the voices as if they were in the room with her. Audiences have said how magical this has been for them, and is as if they can see them on stage too. Actor Toby Park plays the voice of Jason, who some may know from absurdist comedy troupe, Spymonkey.
What does the set look like?
The stage is littered with electronic instruments, amplifiers and wires. In larger venues, we have three grids that hang from the ceiling. From these grids, 36 naked light bulbs hang, along with a collection of original 1980’s family furniture and children’s toys.
What is gig-theatre?
In this case it’s a theatre show with a gripping narrative, peppered with songs and instrumental sections that express Medea’s inner life as it unravels. The live musicians are constantly in musical conversation with the action on stage
Who is this show for?
Audiences aged between 16 and 60. Student audience comments we’ve had; ‘not seen anything like that before!’, ‘best thing I’ve ever seen’ and I can’t stop talking about it.’
Mothers of children any age have been hugely affected by the production and have been moved to write to us after seeing the show; ‘Amazing, enthralling, appalling’, ‘I can’t tell you how much I felt for the character, we were all in tears’ and ‘Thankyou so much for an incredible night. It will staywith me for a very long time.’
Dinner & show offer
Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.
*A pre Show Supper is available with this event*
The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.
There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event.
£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course
"To put it simply, Medea Electronica is the kind of show I wish I saw more of.
It's expertly crafted, performed to the highest standards, thematically fearless,
smart as hell and cool as f***. I can't recommend it enough."
London City Nights
"...a bold creative talent and that rarest of things: something genuinely new" ****
Pecho Mama’s inspired production elegantly blurs the boundaries between classical theatre, interpretative dance and live synth gig. A bold creative talent and that rarest of things: something genuinely new
The climax is classic. A manic drummer. Billowing smoke. Poking lights conjure Medea in silhouette, bathed in blood red. The final tableau rightly brings a standing ovation from a packed house