Drama - Revival

National Theatre (October 20, 1947 - December 14, 1947)
Royale Theatre (December 15, 1947 - May 15, 1948)
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  • Opening Date: October 20, 1947
  • Closing Date: May 15, 1948
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 214


A barbarian sorceress is abandoned by her war-hero husband for a Greek princess, turning to the ultimate murder for revenge in Euripedes' tragedy.


Opening Night Cast

Judith Anderson Medea
John Gielgud in Medea John Gielgud Jason
Florence Reed Nurse
Richard Boone Soldier
Jon Dawson Soldier
Martha Downes Attendant to Medea
Hugh Franklin Aegeus
Kathryn Grill Second Woman of Corinth
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Euripides Playwright
John Gielgud John Gielgud Director
  Ben Edwards Scenic Design
  Castillo Costume Design
  Peggy Clark Lighting Design
  Edward Choate Business Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1948 Actress in a Play Judith Anderson Winner
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