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The Medea Hypothesis
On from 07 Nov 2019 till 08 Nov 2019
The Cockpit
by The Washing Machine Collective
Genre(s): Drama

- £12

About: The Medea Hypothesis

An ancient myth collides with a modern crisis

Produced and presented by The Washing Machine Collective
On the verge of ecological disaster, a mother who no longer wishes to be a mother and a child who no longer wishes to be, find salvation in a drastic solution.
An ancient myth collides with a modern crisis as a new scientific theory is brought to life by The Washing Machine collective.

The Medea Hypothesis uses an ancient myth to address a very modern crisis – is humankind's current path self destructive?
As we seek to give our children every advantage are we securing a way of life that leads to destruction?
In the same way that the original Medea play questions fundamental concepts of what it is to be a mother, The Medea Hypothesis questions what it means to fight for survival, or even the value of life in a world where 'strength in numbers' might only serve to secure destruction.
This reassessment of life's fundamental values is played out by a single mother who doubts any reasonable future for her and her son, and a son who perceives himself and his peers as the cause of tomorrow's global catastrophe.
Running through the core of this play is The Medea Hypothesis – a real life theory by Paleontologist Peter Ward that suggests a malign alternative to nurturing concepts of a Mother Earth – one that instead casts off her children to save herself.

In English

60 minutes long

Suitable for 16+

Production Image by Jean Goldsmith

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Thursday 7th November – 7pm
Friday 8th November – 8:30pm

£10 advance, £12 on the door


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