Medea - the story of that prince's horrible revenge for the infidelity of Jason, the hero of the Argonaught, is Euripodes' earliest surviving play, and one of the oldest melodramas. An Ancient Greek comedy on women's liberation and the basic superiority of the female sex. (from Prompt corner July 1975 programme).
- Medea - Kate Rawlinson
- Jason - Steve Tiller
- Chorus - Elaine Parker, Jane Cooper, Lindsay Black, and Julia Chamberlain
- Medea's children - Philip Parker, Alan Cooper
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Reminiscences and Anecdotes
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This production was my introduction to SLTC as a 10-year-old. My sister Elaine Parker had been involved in drama through family friend Lisa Wright who was a drama teacher at Tulse Hill School. She had been in production at the school of Agamemnon, for example, which I went to and found to be amazing drama. She and her school friends from St Martins then got involved at SLTC and were the chorus in this production of Medea. They must have suggested me and another younger brother to play Medea's children. I don't recall much about the production in Prompt Corner, except that we came on stage briefly at one point early on, and then had to give a blood-curdling scream from behind the scenes when we were 'murdered' by our mother! From this involvement in a production, I then joined the Saturday workshop for children, which I took part in for five years in 1980. During that time, I took part in various workshop productions and also took child parts in the main productions when they came up. I've always loved the Greek tragedies, which are tremendously moving. Philip Parker (cast member - one of Medea's sons)