15 Oct 2015 - 15 Oct 2015

Almeida Greeks

From Medea to Mumsnet

Proagon: Discussion & Debate

Tickets £7 (£5 concessions)


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"They f**k you up, your mum and dad." - Philip Larkin

Which is more inviolable — the love between the makers of children or their love for those children? Can you love too much? Do women and men love differently? Is becoming a parent the beginning or end of bravery?

As Rachel Cusk reimagines Medea for our stage, she joins this Almeida Questions panel to examine why Medea is such an incendiary figure and what her story asks of contemporary feminism. She is joined by interviewer, broadcaster and author of Hot Feminist, Polly Vernon and the editor of Mumsnet, Sarah Crown. This discussion will be chaired by the Almeida's Director of Participation, Dani Parr.

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Dates & Tickets

Thu 15 Oct 6pm 


In 2003, Rachel Cusk was selected by Granta as one of their Best Young British Novelists. The author of seven novels and three works of nonfiction, Cusk won the Whitbread First Novel Award for Saving Agnes, a Somerset Maugham Award for The Country Life, and was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Prize for Arlington Park. Her latest novel, Outline, was shortlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, the Folio Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize. "Spend much time with this novel and you'll become convinced [Cusk] is one of the smartest writers alive" writes The New York Times Book Review.

Photo: Siemon Scammell-Katz