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MEDEA DREAM is a small cast, experimental musical, retelling the myth of Medea and Jason as a battle between two cultures, the matrilineal, more egalitarian world of prehistoric humanity, and the patriarchal, slave owning society that would become classical Greece. The structure is in the “traditional” form of dialogue interspersed with songs that are essential to the development of story and character. It has Peter Brook “empty space” staging with no scenery, very few props.
Medea and Jason battle for the soul of their son, Billy. What future is in store for him? Will he have any future at all?
“I would cut through stone for you
I would cut through my heart”
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS: David Lee Morgan, a London, UK, and BBC Slam Poetry Champion
MUSIC: arranged by Mikey Kirkpatrick of Bird radio
CAST (ALL FEMALE): Medea, Jason, Billy, Chorus One, Chorus Two & Shadow Dancer
David Lee Morgan has travelled the world with his saxophone, as a performance poet and musician. He has won the London, UK, and BBC Slam Poetry Championships. He has featured at poetry festivals across the UK, Ireland, Canada and the U.S. His spoken word show, Science, Love and Revolution, received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was featured at StAnza, the international poetry festival in St. Andrews, Scotland. He is a long standing member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Newcastle University.
Mikey Kirkpatrick has performed internationally at over 100 venues and festivals, as well as composed music for experimental films and performance. He has been a featured artist on BBC radio, Resonance FM and WFMU in New York. He received the "Knap O Howar" arts award in 2012 and the Aldeburgh Music Open Space Residency for 2013/2014, where he composed his second album and stage show, Oh, Happy England, a collection of Walter de la Mare's poetry, arranged for an ensemble of piano, flute, cello, guitar, bass and percussion.