Your chance to witness a theatrical work in progress

By Antony Clay | 18/05/2017

Your chance to witness a theatrical work in progress

AUDIENCES will get a chance to see a rehearsed reading of a new work retelling a classic tale.

Sheffield-born writer and poet Helen Mort’s new adaptation of Medusa shows the character growing up in modern society and sheds light on the softer side of the monster with snakes for hair.

Audiences can see an early preview of the work at the rehearsed reading on Wednesday at Doncaster’s Cast Theatre. 

The award-winning Proper Job Theatre Company’s retelling the well-known tale from the point of view of Medusa is the second part of its Monster Trilogy following the success of 2015’s Nosferatu. 

Helen Mort has been published in Poetry Review, The Rialto, Poetry London, The Manhattan Review, Granta, Poetry, The North and has edited children’s anthologies.

The Fenton Aldeburgh Prize winner was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has said that she is one of “the rising stars of British poetry”.

The rehearsed reading is part of Cast’s Works in Progress performances to test out ideas and get audience feedback. It is a chance for audiences to get close to the creative process and directly impact on the development of the play.

The final version of Medusa is set to be performed at Cast on Saturday, October 28. 

Tickets for Medusa: Rehearsed Reading, which begins at 7.45pm, cost £5.50 and are available by calling 01302 303959 or visiting

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