New version by David Greig
Actors Touring Company, Young Vic and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production
“An epic, feminist protest song”
“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
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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.
Direction Ramin Gray
Music John Browne
Choreography Sasha Milavic Davies
Design Lizzie Clachan
Light Charles Balfour
Gemma May Rees
Audio described performance
Sat 18 Nov, 2.30pm
Thur 23 Nov, 7.30pm