In the summer of 2009, Corcadorca turned its attention to another great classic, but with a distinct twist. medEia, written in 1998 by Oscar van Woensel, is a modern and unconventional retelling of the Greek tragedy of Medea. Delivered by a chorus, the poetic text is interlaced with the lyrics of groups such as The Beatles, Joy Division, Prince and Madonna.

Louis Lovett, Gina Moxley and Tadhg Murphy made a strong cast, and it involved the same creative team that produced Woyzeck at the Naval Base in 2007 and The Hairy Ape in 2008.

To see medEia, Corcadorca took its audience to the top floor of Cork County Hall. At seventeen storeys high and with panoramic views of the city, The Vertigo Suite was a fitting venue for this quirky production.

Venue: The Vertigo Suite, Cork County Hall, twice nightly at 9pm and 10pm from 13 June – 4 July, 2009.

Written by Oscar Van Woensel
Directed by Pat Kiernan

Set/Lighting Design – Paul Keogan
Costume Design – Joan Hickson
Composer – Mel Mercier
Sound Designer – Stevie Jones
Stage Manager – John Grubb
Video Design – Jack Phelan
Production Manager
 Joe Stockdale
Sound Operator – Kieran Prendergast
Production Assistant – Joe McNicholas
Assistant Stage Manager – Ruairí Donovan

Louis Lovett
Gina Moxley
Tadhg Murphy