Medea Electronica is a wild and imaginative retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy, set in the technological turbulence of 1980's England.
With the discovery of her husband's deceit and betrayal, Medea is driven to embark on a journey of savage revenge and destruction.
This intense drama plays out amidst the brilliant chaos of a live gig; an all original mash up of contemporary electronica and 80's inspired progressive rock.
Performance & Music by Pecho Mama
Jason East - Toby Park (Spymonkey)
Michael East - Reece Pockney
Peter East - Stanley Warbrick
Mrs Cranston - Emma Edwards (A&E)
Simon Williams - George Williams (Fine Chisel)
Daniel Glauce - Oliver Harrison (Wildheart)
Script - Mella Faye
Sound Design - Simon Booth
Lighting Design - Jack Weir & Mella Faye
Costume - Marie Kirkby
Music by Pecho Mama. All rights reserved.
Pecho Mama is Sam Cox (Drums),
Mella Faye (Vocals)
and Alex Stanford (Keys & Soundgarden)
Additional sounds by Simon Booth.
'Medea' was recorded by Olivier Legoupil at
Studio Pickup, Caen, France.
The tracks on the album are taken from the
live theatre show 'Medea Electronica'.
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Pecho Mama was born in 2016, with the aim of creating work that tramples the boundaries between live music and theatre.
The name Pecho Mama pays homage to the words of Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
Hombre con pechos. These human beings could be called little wild mothers, the ones who reattach you to the wildest instincts, rejoicing when they see you coming back with the fiery skull held out before you.
Medea Electronica is the company's first work, and by tirelessly goading each other (as little wild mothers do), we strive to create work that is raw, savage, beautiful and challenging.
Alex Stanford is a performer, arranger and composer. Alex trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has since worked with; Liane Carroll, Andy Sheppard, Yasmin Levy, Digby Fairweather, Denys Baptiste, Soweto Kinch, Gilad Atzmon, Stan Salzmann at venues including; 02, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican and Hackney Empire.
Mella Faye is an actor, musician and director.
From 1999-2002 Mella toured extensively as Mella Faye & The Big Band. Between 2006-2012 she set up and ran The Hurly Burly Theatre Cafe, which toured major British arts festivals and more recently co-founded ARTBARS.
Mella has produced many arts events including The Brighton Family Fringe and Adur Festival. Her work as a freelance director includes a number of theatre trailers and production of Pamela's Palace by ITI. She has performed with Jennifer Bell Company, Company Paradiso, and between 2011 and 2017, Mella co-founded and performed with Wildheart Theatre Company.
Sam Cox is a teacher, performer and musician. He has a BA Hons in music from University of Kent and has written and collaborated with; Lillian Boutte, Mervyn Africa, Rob Luft, Richard Simmons, Isaac Holman, Clay Pigeon, T Alan, Goldie Reed, Andy Clarke, Saul Adamczewski; at venues including Tipitina's, New Orleans; 02 Islington Academy; Ronnie Scotts and The Cavern Club. He fronts his own band Lady Bird who can be heard regularly on Radio 1.