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The Suppliant Women

By Aeschylus
New version by David Greig 

13 - 25 Nov

Actors Touring Company, Young Vic and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production 

Main House

Show information

“An epic, feminist protest song”
The Guardian

“If we help we bring trouble,
If we don't we invite shame" 

Fifty women leave everything behind to board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. 

Written 2,500 years ago, one of the world’s oldest plays speaks to us through the ages with startling resonance for our troubled times. 

Featuring a chorus of local women from London, this is part play, part ritual. Director Ramin Gray unearths an electric connection to the deepest and most mysterious ideas of humanity - who are we, where do we belong and if all goes wrong - who will take us in?


Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Saturday matinees: 2.30pm


Tickets: £10, £20, £29, £38
Previews: (13 - 15 Nov) £10, £20

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


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In the press

The Young Vic's 2017 season includes the London premiere of The Suppliant Women, written by David Greig and directed by Ramin Gray. Read more on The Stage.

Read more about the Young Vic's 2017 season including Ramin Gray and David Greig’s The Suppliant Women on The Guardian, What's On Stage, Theatre.London and Official Theatre London.

Direction Ramin Gray
Music John Browne 
Choreography Sasha Milavic Davies
Design Lizzie Clachan
Light Charles Balfour

Callum Armstrong
Oscar Batterham
Ben Burton
Omar Ebrahim
Gemma May Rees

Access performances

Audio described performance
Sat 18 Nov, 2.30pm

Captioned performance
Thur 23 Nov, 7.30pm 

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