Medea reimagined for premiere at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre


Home, a new multi-disciplinary production from Physical Lab’s Yorgos Karamalegos, will be premiered at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre next week.

The drama will then head to London, where it can be seen in January at the Chisenhale Dance Space, before it tours nationally and internationally in 2016/2017.

Home is an original performance piece inspired by Euripides’ Medea, which will immerse the audience in a world of powerful emotions and senses.

Euripides offers a timeless study on political and social issues, as well as deep contemporary insight into the human psychic.

It will be directed by celebrated performer and physical acting teacher Yorgos Karamalegos, who is also the co-founder of Tmesis Theatre.

This is Yorgos’ first main production after a decade co-creating work with Tmesis Theatre, which includes four years of theatre-making research and actors’ training through his international laboratory for performance, Physical Lab.

Director Yorgos Karamalegos said: “Home signifies a new beginning in my career. I now feel equipped to experiment with daring ways of creating theatre.

“My ultimate goal is to create deeply engaging theatrical experiences, where my audiences can make their own interpretations on the story and to reflect them on aspects of their own lives.

“Home promises to be an evocative and highly entertaining theatre production.

“The world of ‘Home’ is a poetic landscape that shifts between childhood to adulthood, in order to explore the feelings of desire, love, betrayal, suppression and revenge.

“It’s a piece of theatre that reads the symbolism behind one of the most famous and powerful characters in the history of drama, as opposed to the literal interpretations”.

The drama is supported by movement director Pablo Aran Gimeno, who is one of the main dancers of Pina Bausch Tanzthater.

Home plays at the Unity Theatre on November 24/ 25 and Chisenhale Dance Space, East London, January 29/30.

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