‘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.

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Milo Rau / NTGent


✔ Dutch spoken
✔ Dutch & English surtitles
✔ Trigger warnings: murder


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 after a separation, 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.

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).

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✒ "Unbearable masterpiece (...) Gruesomely efficient theatre" --- De Morgen (BE) *****

✒ "Masterful is the word that fits the performance" --- Pzazz (BE)

✒ "A crushing and chilling play" --- Trouw (NL)

✒ "Radical, raw and undoubtedly disturbing for many (...) This double drama shines in all its rich radicality" --- Sceneweb (FR)

✒ "The audience experiences a prolonged catharsis, alternating between misery and terror, satisfying in a floating way. To experience exactly this feeling, people used to go tho the theatre" --- Nachtkritik (GER)

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Milo Rau (Bern, 1977) proves in projects like The Congo TribunalLa RepriseOrestes in MosulThe New Gospel or School of Resistance that theatre does not have to be detached from society but that it is a necessary contribution to politics, culture, and society – a place to tell true stories that shape our society.

Read Milo Rau's bio here.


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