An all-female cast of Syrian refigees will perform Queens Of Syria, an adaptation of Euripides' great anti-war tragedy, first staged in Amman in 2013.
The production which was the subject of an award-winning documentaryt manages to amalgamate their own narratives of war and exile with the ancient Greek text. The powerful stage play is fused with scenes from the documentary to create a piece of extraordinary multimedia theatre.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the refugees themselves, and a relevatory experience for British audiences who will hear first-hand the harsh realities of life as a refugee.
A cast member shared her experience: n”We came into a new society, a new way of life: we were isolated. Doing this play helped us break the ice; we started to connect with others and make friends. It gave us the courage we needed to talk about our problems frankly and clearly. We feel that we can do something for Syria, and the Syrian people, by sending a message to the whole world – hopefully someone can help us end this tragedy.” Khaula
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5 – 9 July 2016
Young Vic Theatre
11th – 12th
Oxford: North Wall in association with Oxford Playhouse
13th – 14th
Brighton: Attenborough Centre, Sussex University
15th – 16th
Liverpool: Everyman – opening the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Leeds: West Yorkshire Playhouse
Edinburgh: Assembly Roxy
Durham: Assembly Rooms, Durham University