Jason And Medea


After an hiatus of almost a year, FOUR OF SWORDS is back with a vengeance, and supremely excited to be taking an epic but dastardly Ancient Greek double bill on the road! JASON & MEDEA and runs from 25th October through most of November, and takes in Weston-super-Mare, Cleeve Abbey and Beer Quarry Caves.

The first part, JASON & THE ARGONAUTS, is for all ages: a reprisal of FOUR OF SWORDS’ fun-filled adventure which wowed audiences two years ago with carefully choreographed fights and an exciting taiko drumming soundtrack.

“An exuberant production from the excellent Four of Swords!” The Stage review for JASON & THE ARGONAUTS 2015

The show has been updated with improved puppetry and film projections produced in collaboration with theatre legends Forkbeard Fantasy.

Second on the bill is MEDEA. Although a continuation of the same story, both plays can be viewed separately. Just as well really, seeing as MEDEA is dark and terrifying and not for very young children nor the faint of heart. Freely adapted from the Greek masterpiece by Euripides, it promises to enchant and terrify through gut-wrenching performances, spine-tingling choral singing, innovative film projection and a finale featuring the chariot of the Sun-god himself.

The venues are Theatre Tropicana in Weston, English Heritage’s Cleeve Abbey, and Beer Quarry Caves near Seaton. We are thrilled to be taking the Four of Swords experience to two brand new venues, as well as revisiting the caves in Beer, one of our absolute favourite places to perform.

LIST OF VENUES & TICKET LINKS

  25th-28th October Theatre Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare Jason and the Argonauts
25th-28th October Theatre Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare Medea
1st-4th November Beer Quarry Caves Medea
9th-11th November   Cleeve Abbey, Watchet Medea