Greek Tragedy set to pop up at the Harvey Centre

Entertainment / Wed 13th Dec 2017 at 11:49am


Greek tragedy meets a 1980’s live synth gig for a theatrical Anti-Valentines night

PECHO Mama present Medea Electronica – a powerful and experimental retelling of the savage Greek tragedy – for an Anti-Valentine’s special event with Harlow Playhouse.

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. Performed in a pop-up warehouse venue next to Harlow Playhouse, as part of Pecho Mama’s Spring Tour.

The intense drama is played out amidst a live synth gig; an all-original mash up of contemporary, cinematic soundscapes 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 Parkfrom 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.

“…a bold creative talent and that rarest of things: something genuinely new” ****(The Latest)

Friday 16th February, doors open 7.30pm
Pop-up Venue in Empty Store, The Harvey Centre (next to Harlow Playhouse), Harlow
Tickets: £12 (£15 on the door)
Box Office: 01279 431945

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