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MEDEA/WORN adapted by Emily Juniper from Euripides’ original text is here transformed into a striking dialogue between Medea and her  wedding dress that emerges as both an emancipatory call and expression of resistance. 

Starring Anna Maria Nabirye as both Medea and her Dress and directed by The Faction’s joint Artistic Director Rachel Valentine Smith.


The film was commissioned by The Lowry for the #LoveLowry programmer and produced by The Faction in association with New Diorama Theatre.

The film was made during the lockdown in early 2020. 

Content warning: references in the text to suicide and infanticide.

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Medea/Dress Anna Maria Nabirye
Costume Assistant 
Anna Dixon

Cinematographer Bani Mendy

Production Assistant Daniel Carter Hope
Sound Recording Ewerton Rodrigo Mendonca Screenplay Emily Juniper

Designer Holly Pigott
Producer Mark Leipacher
Post Production Sound Max Pappenheim

Post Production Sound Oliver Cherer

Production Manager Rachel Pryce
Director Rachel Valentine Smith
Lighting Assistant Rebecca Slack
Composer Tingying Dong



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