Medea's kinderen | NTGent
18.10.24 15.02.25

Medea's kinderen Milo Rau / NTGent

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'Medea's Children', the new creation of director Milo Rau, is a theatre history in miniature, where children find their voices and reflect on separation, injustice and the power of tragedy.
practical

tickets

15 - 28 euros

general info

✔ Dutch spoken
✔ English surtitles
 Trigger warning (16+): this show contains scenes that directly or indirectly refer to suicide, infanticide, paedophilia and contains scenes involving fake blood. If you have questions about suicide can dial 1813 and visit the website in Dutch, or 02 648 40 14 and www.chs-belgium.org (in English).

estimated duration

90 minutes

With Medea’s Children, house artist Milo Rau takes a new, deep look at the role of children in theatre. A real criminal case is the starting point: the case of a mother who, in total despair, decides to kill her children and take her own life - but she survives. This modern tragedy is interweaved with the classical tragedy Medea, the most infamous case of relationship conflict and infanticide in Western literature. 

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"An unbearable masterpiece, gruesemoly efficient theatre"
De Morgen (BE) *****

A group of children take this bloody crime case and the perhaps darkest origin narrative of European culture as an opportunity to reflect on themselves: on family history, first love and first encounters with death, on desires for the future and fears of the end of the world that haunts us all. How does a child deal with the divorce of its parents? With injustice, the breaking of friendships, the pressure at school? How do they deal with the radical power of Medea – with tragedy in general? The children, condemned to silence in the classical tragedies, finally have their say this time around.

Medea’s Children: the absurd and blood-drenched tragedies of adult life seen through the eyes of children – a small history of theatre and a school of life as cruel as it is poetic.

This performance is a co-production with Wiener Festwochen, La Biennale Di Venezia, ITA - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam and Tandem - Scène nationale (Arras Douai).



"A blood-curdling, jet-black tragedy"
Volkskrant (NL)
credits

with

Peter Seynaeve / Lien Wildemeersch, Anna Matthys / Juliette Debackere, Emma Van de Casteele / Ella Brennan, Jade Versluys / Bernice Van Walleghem, Gabriël El Houari / Aiko Benaouisse, Sanne De Waele / Helena Van de Casteele, Vik Neirinck / Elias Maes

concept & direction

Milo Rau

dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

set design

ruimtevaarders (Karolien De Schepper, Christophe Engels)

props design

Joris Soenen

costume design

Jo De Visscher

light design

Dennis Diels

video design

Moritz von Dungern

sound design

Elia Rediger

acting coaching

Peter Seynaeve / Lien Wildemeersch

child guidance

Dirk Crommelinck

production

NTGent

coproduction

Wiener Festwochen, La Biennale de Venezia, ITA - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Tandem - Scène nationale (Arras Douai)
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credits

with

Peter Seynaeve / Lien Wildemeersch, Anna Matthys / Juliette Debackere, Emma Van de Casteele / Ella Brennan, Jade Versluys / Bernice Van Walleghem, Gabriël El Houari / Aiko Benaouisse, Sanne De Waele / Helena Van de Casteele, Vik Neirinck / Elias Maes

concept & direction

Milo Rau

dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

set design

ruimtevaarders (Karolien De Schepper, Christophe Engels)

props design

Joris Soenen

costume design

Jo De Visscher

light design

Dennis Diels

video design

Moritz von Dungern

sound design

Elia Rediger

acting coaching

Peter Seynaeve / Lien Wildemeersch

child guidance

Dirk Crommelinck

production

NTGent

coproduction

Wiener Festwochen, La Biennale de Venezia, ITA - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Tandem - Scène nationale (Arras Douai)

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With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like Until it holds from the inside There's all that future, still Beyond madness, tenderness awaits Only humans can fantasise