November09 2024 (Sat)
8:00 PM

Medea´s Children - Prague Crossroads Festival

Drama with English and Czech subtitles

Laterna magika - The New Stage | National Theatre drama with subtitles

90 minutes | Available

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Date: November 09, 2024 | 20:00 (Sat)
Venue: Laterna magika - The New Stage
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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A modern tragedy is interweaved with the classical tragedy Medea, the most infamous case of relationship conflict and infanticide in Western literature

In Dutch, surtitles in English, Czech

With Medea’s Children 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. 

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 show contains scenes that directly or indirectly refer to suicide, infanticide, paedophilia and contains scenes involving fake blood
  • Suitable for audience from 16 years
  • The purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged
  • No intermission
  • The program may be subject to change
  • No discounts are provided
  • Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing
  • The price includes service fee of 3,7 € (100,- CZK)

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