Limehouse theatre group teaching children life lessons

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 March 2015

M for Medea rehearsals

M for Medea rehearsals


Greek tragedy Medea returns to the Half Moon on Thursday, after sell out shows last year.

The specialist children and young people theatre group, Floods of Ink, is back at the White Horse Road theatre to perform a modern story of jealously, betrayal and revenge.

The contemporary retelling of Euripides’ Medea, explores the drastic lengths that people will go to when they think they are right,.

It also poses several questions that are often unanswered when experiencing love in a simple and haunting stage setting.

Chris Elwell, Director of Half Moon, described the show as a “moving and haunting” modern production of this famous tragedy, that illuminates the classic story of jealousy and revenge in new and startling ways.”

Floods of Ink started out with funding from Arts Council England and Rose Bruford College.

The theatre group is now headed up by London based television and film composer Rob Manning, sound consultant Mikhail and movement director Hester Schrofer.

The play also looks at the challenges and assumptions in all human relationships, with an old story classic story, where the themes remain relevant to all our lives.

The theatre group will make the young audience bear witness to Medea’s memories, leaving them to decide who is right and who is wrong in the play.

Mr Elwell added: “The production resonated with young audiences when it was here a year ago and we look forward to it capturing the imaginations of more people when it returns.”

Medea will run two shows on Thursday at 4.30pm and 7pm.

Tickets for the show cost £6. For more details or to book tickets visit or call 020 7709 8900.

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