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Full Circle - Theatre N16

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING a critically acclaimed run at the Arts Theatre in 2015, Madelaine Cunningham’s Full Circle returns to the capital – to Theatre N16 where it runs from May 9 – 11 and May 21 – 24, 2017.

Four of the most notorious women in Greek mythology – Phaedra, Helen, Medea, and Clytemnestra – have been removed from the blood-stained pages of their tragedies and brought together for the first time.

They fight for their salvation in a detention-esque purgatory, cutting to the core of gender politics, asking what it means to be a mother, a sister, a wife, a woman.

Madelaine Cunningham first performed Full Circle in her native South Africa.

Full Circle is presented by Black Sheep Productions, which was formed in 2016 and is run by a “girl gang of creatives” who met on the MA course at ArtsEd in 2014 under Aileen Gonsalves, who is now an associate director at the RSC. They formed a company with the purpose of producing important, thrilling and bold stories through theatre and film, and work mainly with new writing.

Madison Maylin directs a cast that includes writer Madelaine Cunningham as Clytemnestra, Lucy Avison as Medea, Laura McKee as Helen of Troy and Niamh Branigan as Phaedra.

Tickets: £12, £10 concessions – available online at

Time: 7.30pm (except May 21 at 9.30pm).

Running Time: 60 minutes.