QUEENS OF SYRIA
YOUNG VIC / NATIONAL TOUR
"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.
Performed by an all-female cast of Syrian refugees, the production skilfully amalgamates the women's own narratives of bitter exile and ferocious war into the ancient Greek text to create a powerful, extraordinary and unique piece of theatre.
These are not the voices of political commentators or journalists, but of ordinary women whose lives have been turned upside down by the turmoil of the Syrian conflict. The stories of these women need to be heard.
Producer A Developing Artists, Refuge Productions and Young Vic co-production
Director Zoe Lafferty
Set Designer Bissane al-Sharif
Lighting Designer Howard Hudson
Music & Sound Designer David Gregory
Costume Designer Farah Karouta
Associate Director Shereen Zoumot
Cast Reem Alsayyah, Anwar Alsayyah, Waed Alsayyah, Maha Alyousef, Rash Tamr, Fatema Aodah, Duana Abdel Qader, Kaoula Al Fahsi, Sham, Rahme, Mais, Fatin Al Jasem