Queensland Theatre Medea

11 May - 8 Jun 2024
Bille Brown Theatre
1 hour 30 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$70 - $97

Available Discounts

Senior, Concession, Youth, Groups, Schools


10-year-old Jasper and 12-year-old Leon are like most brothers you know. They fight. They laugh. They play games. Their bedroom is their fortress: home to Cornelius (their goldfish), watched over by Hercules (their teddy bear) and adorned with a ceiling of glow-in-the-dark stars.

But today something feels different. Their door is locked shut. Their parents’ shouting is getting louder. And, unbeknownst to them, at some point in the next hour, their iconic fate will ensure they enter mythology as two of the most tragic siblings of all time.

Told entirely from the perspective of Medea’s young sons, this internationally celebrated version of the Ancient Greek tragedy by Anne-Louise Sarks and Kate Mulvany (Jasper Jones) is directed by the incomparable Daniel Evans (Drizzle Boy, The Almighty Sometimes).

Tender, surprising and bittersweet: this is a reimagining of history’s most misunderstood mother in an unforgettable pressure-cooker performance that is not to be missed.

Presented by Queensland Theatre

Special Events

Night with the Artists

  • Mon 20 May 2024, 6:30 PM

If you want to know about the audition process for an actor, how a character was developed, or why that piece of music was chosen, consider booking the Night with the Artists performances on selected evenings. Following the show, the cast and creatives discuss the process with you.


Bookings for accessibility enhanced performances can be made through QTIX Group Sales: (07) 3840 7466 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) or groups@qtix.com.au.

Audio Described

  • Sat 25 May 2024, 2:00 PM

Trained Audio Describers provide a commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures to compliment the theatre experience for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Bookings for Audio Described performances are through Queensland Theatre Box Office. Call (07) 3010 7600 or email sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au

Auslan Interpreted

  • Mon 27 May 2024, 6:30 PM

Selected performances are professionally signed by Auslan interpreters. Bookings for Auslan Interpreted performances are through Queensland Theatre Box Office. Call (07) 3010 7600 or email sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au

Relaxed Performance

  • Sat 1 Jun 2024, 2:00 PM

Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma.

Tactile Tour

  • Sat 25 May 2024, 2:00 PM

Tactile tours offer blind and low-vision patrons the chance to touch and examine props and costumes and hear the cast and crew describe the visual aspects of the production. If you are interested in learning more about upcoming tactile tours, please contact Peter at psutherland@queenslandtheatre.com.au. Tours start 90 minutes before the designated start time of the performance.


  • Adapted by Anne-Louise Sarks & Kate Mulvany
  • Directed by Daniel Evans
A radical update… that genuinely makes us see an old play through new eyes.
The Guardian