THEATRE REVIEWS FOR MEDEA ELECTRONICA
PLEASANCE ISLINGTON FEB 2019
"The theatrical execution of this production is sublime. Every note, lyric and spoken word is there to create a response in the audience. Nothing appears out of place. Pecho Mama have crafted a play that takes your emotions by the throat and forces you to hold your breath. It is intensely visceral with some scenes leaving you feeling uncomfortable, but you will be unable to look away."
North West End (read full review)
"It’s a simple but powerful story that is told boldly and with so much invention, working as an electro-pop-opera with fascinating music as well as drama - a splendid platform for Mella Faye’s singing, acting and mime. It’s a primeval storyline with no modern compromise but, as Faye says, it invites the audience to be on Medea’s side and, despite the things she does, we do indeed want “to will her on, and to want her to succeed.” Is that just the music talking or are we still emotionally “Greek” in response to base betrayal?"
Ithankyoutheatre (read full review)
THEATRE REVIEWS FOR MEDEA ELECTRONICA
PLEASANCE AUG 2018
"the production is able to weave together a state of heightened emotion that leaves your spine tingling and eyes filling with tears. This is not a production for the faint of heart, and it does not shy away from the horror of Medea's actions, but Pecho Mama have crafted a play that taps deep into something primal within you and is simply awe-inspiring to see. It is theatre at its most intense, frightening, visceral and, at times, painful to watch. I loved every single minute of it."
Broadway Baby (read full review)
"This is a show that truly has to be seen to be believed. It’s difficult to describe the intensity that engulfs the room, from the very first pulse of synthesiser to Medea’s dramatic final actions. ... It really is a powerhouse performance from Faye... A gripping and masterfully performed show."
Please Mind the Blog (read full review)
"Medea Electronica is simply outstanding theatre, story, music and electronic soundtrack blended into one, and it is easy to see why this sold out show received a standing ovation at the end of its performance."
Southside Advertiser (read full review)
"the moment when Medea sings to us off mic is affecting in the extreme. The tension builds until we find ourselves unable to look away from the emotional wreckage.
Fest Mag (read full review)
"Medea Electronica is a sublime sensory experience - blending cutting edge musical compositions, emotive dramatics and classic storytelling results in stunning theatrical vision."
Culture Fix (read full review)
THEATRE REVIEWS for MEDEA ELECTRONICA
OVALHOUSE JAN/FEB 2018
"To put it simply, Medea Electronica is the kind of show I wish I saw more of.
It's expertly crafted, performed to the highest standards, thematically fearless,
smart as hell and cool as f***. I can't recommend it enough."
London City Nights (read full review)
| MUST SEE SHOW |
"Medea Electronica asks just what we mean by Greek tragedy, what our conceptions of drama without music are, and why we need to reconnect to this finally cathartic ritual. For once it’s an epithet justified as you walk out ringing,
bronzed with where you’ve been. An essential experience."
Fringe Review (read full review)
"...every instant packed with intensity, power and rawness.
"...an exquisite piece of theatre, brilliantly executed
"I cannot recommend this jaw dropping performance enough,
hats off to this immensely talented trio for taking a Greek tragedy and
"It’s a visceral experience that reminds 21st century audiences that for all of their ‘sophistication’, we are creatures of emotion, capable of the most monstrous acts."
Breaking the Fourth Wall (read full review)
"The story has been told countless times, but in the midst of this production, you feel shocked and bewildered by the events that are unfolding... At times completely terrifying - Pecho Mama have created a powerful production that is undeniably electric!"