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Medea starring Sophie Okonedo announces complete West End cast

Dominic Cooke's revival begins performances next month

Amy Trigg, Sophie Okonedo and Penny Layden
© Josh Shinner (centre)

Complete casting has been revealed for the much anticipated production of Medea starring Sophie Okonedo in the titular role.

Joining Okonedo and previously announced Ben Daniels (as Jason/Creon/Aegeus) will be Marion Bailey (as Nurse), Penny Layden (as 3rd Woman of Corinth), Jo McInnes (as 1st Woman of Corinth) and Amy Trigg (as 2nd Woman of Corinth), alongside understudies Alicia Charles, Leda Hodgson and Tom Peters.

Dominic Cooke directs the piece which also features set design by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, movement direction by Lucy Cullingford, costume supervision by Helen Johnson, wig design by Sam Cox and props supervision by Mary Halliday. The creative team also includes associate director Tanuja Amarasuriya, vocal/dialect coach Jeannette Nelson, casting director Amy Ball (with children's casting by Ball and Verity Naughton).

Adapted by Robinson Jeffers from the play by Euripides, Medea tells the story of a woman who flies into a rage over the actions of men. The show marks a new production for long-term collaborators Cooke, Okonedo and Daniels.

Produced by Fictionhouse Limited, Nica Burns and Kate Pakenham Productions, Medea opens at new West End venue @sohoplace on 17 February, following previews from 10 February, and runs until 22 April. Tickets are on sale below.