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Theatre

Let’s face it, Greek tragedy is often earnest, obscure or boring. Not this Medea

Plus: a summer festival offering from the Arcola that, despite being aimed at the lumpen trustafariat, high on MDMA, is pretty good

2 August 2014

9:00 AM

2 August 2014

9:00 AM

Medea

Olivier, in rep until 4 September

Holes

Arcola Tent, until 9 August

Carrie Cracknell’s new version of Medea strikes with overwhelming and rather puzzling force. The royal palace has been done up to resemble a clapped-out Spanish villa that seems to date from about 1983 if the kennel-sized TV set is anything to go by. (Weren’t TVs massive then? And always brown.)

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