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Queens of Syria

5 - 9 Jul

A Developing Artists, Refuge Productions and Young Vic co-production

The Maria


11 - 12 July 2016
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JN

13 - 14 July 2016
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Gardner Centre Road Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RA

15 - 16 July 2016
Everyman Playhouse, 5-11 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BH

18 July 2016
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP

19 - 20 July 2016
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU

21 July 2016
Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

24 July 2016
New London Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW

Watch the trailer

Show information

"I have a scream I have to let out. I want the world to hear it."

A group of Syrian women, now refugees exiled in Jordan, create an extraordinary modern retelling of Euripides’ Trojan Women.

In film and on stage, the women courageously explore parallels between the ancient Greek tragedy and the catastrophe of today’s civil war. Their first-hand experience of a country in turmoil mirrors the Trojan women they portray, displaced and enslaved by war.

Set against the backdrop of Refuge Productions' award-winning documentary, this moving production plays for the first time at the Young Vic before a UK tour.

"A raw reminder of our common humanity, hitting an extraordinary pitch of intensity"
The Times

"A terribly moving show for theatregoers but, most importantly, for members of the human race"
The Evening Standard

"An eloquent re-working of an ancient text - intense, compelling and humbling"
The Independent

"It’s a piece full of pain and longing —but there is icy, humbling rage here too"
Financial Times 

Click here to see the UK tour audience response so far.


Tuesday - Saturday: 7.45pm

Saturday matinees: 2.45pm 

Running Time: 1 hour 10 mins

The show is performed in Arabic with English surtitles.


Tickets: £10, £20
Preview: (5 Jul) £10

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


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In the press

Queens of Syria, based on anti-war play by Euripides, comes to the Young Vic - The Guardian

Documentary filmmaker Yasmin Fedda discusses Queens of Syria, featuring 50 Syrian refugees - BBC

Direction Zoe Lafferty
Set Design Bissane al-Sharif
Costume Design Farah Karouta
Light Howard Hudson
Sound David Gregory
Director Shereen Zoumot

Reem Alsayyah
Anwar Alsayyah
Waed Alsayyah
Maha Alyousef
Rash Tamr
Fatema Aodah
Duana Abdel Qader
Kaoula Al Fahsi
Fatin Al Jasem
Reham Alhakim

Access performances

Audio-described performance
8 Jul, 7.45pm

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