Fusion Theatre Company

11th Nov 2019 - 15th Nov 2019

Downstairs - Pleasance London



Important information:

This shows contains themes of adult nature

Medusa. For generations, she has been depicted as a god, a mortal, an erotic power capable of unravelling men, a fearsome image to ward off evil, and a dangerous monster to be destroyed. With feminist ideals at the forefront of our culture, she is again a power player, arresting us in her gaze.

Don't close your eyes - you don't want to miss it.

Medusa is a multidisciplinary performance devised by Fusion Theatre Company and Global Hive Laboratories, with an international ensemble of artists over one year, in four countries. Medusa celebrates the intersectional feminist revitalisation of western mythology, the integration of accessibility design into the generative process, and the way social location affects participation in and interpretation of artistic experiences.

Featuring live music, dance, spoken word, multimedia and visual art, audiences will encounter Medusa’s journey, physical transformation, and isolation through all 5 senses.

Fusion Theatre Company believe that theatre brings people together. That is why we are dedicated to creating professional fully Accessible theatre that explores different cultural ideas, traditional stories, heritage and global issues in order to educate, entertain and enhance our understanding of the world we live in.

The Global Hive Laboratories Collective integrates access design into the devising process from Day One. This includes thinking intentionally about how what we share can be experienced by different kinds of people, and how to develop Accessible content that is present in every performance of a piece, rather than specifically assigned dates for those who would seek out those services.

All performances will offer:
Open Captioning
Audio Description
Touch Tour

Please email for our full Accessibility pack, which includes details of the step-free Access, audience journey, and all the services we offer.

If we can open our space to you in any other way, please get in touch on 0207 4324747.

Suitable for ages 15 and above

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

"Medusa also represents an opportunity to proactively incorporate aspects of accessibility that can often go overlooked in more institutionalized arts organizations." ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Chicago Reader
"...choosing an ancient myth with a rich and sometimes inconsistent dramaturgical history... to enable casts in each host city to lend their own linguistic and cultural interpretations." ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Chicago Reader
"A show that sinks into ancient roots, but is profoundly projected into the contemporary world, transforming the classical myth of Medusa..." ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Piacenza Sera
'The whole show, however, focuses on the strength of the chorus, which dynamically plays different roles." ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Piacenza Sera


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