Queens of Syria

Fri 15 Jul to Sat 16 Jul 2016

EVERYMAN

£16 - £9*

"I have a scream I want the world to hear"

First staged in Amman in 2013, and the subject of an award winning documentary, Developing Artists presents Refuge Productions' Queens of Syria, an adaptation of Euripides anti-war tragedy, The 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. Footage from the documentary is fused with the stage play for the first time 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.

Queens of Syria comes to the UK for a three week run in 2016. This will be a life-changing opportunity for the refugees themselves, and an eye-opening experience for British audiences who will hear first hand the harsh realities of life as a refugee.

Presented in partnership with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, taking place from 15 - 24 Jul  in venues across the city.

Performed in Arabic with English subtitles

 

Cast

Reem Alsayyah - Cast

Reem Alsayyah

Cast

Anwar Alsayyah - Cast

Anwar Alsayyah

Cast

Waed Alsayyah - Cast

Waed Alsayyah

Cast

Maha Alyousef - Cast

Maha Alyousef

Cast

Rash Tamr - Cast

Rash Tamr

Cast

Fatema Aodah - Cast

Fatema Aodah

Cast

Duana Abdel Qader - Cast

Duana Abdel Qader

Cast

Kaoula Al Fahsi - Cast

Kaoula Al Fahsi

Cast

Sham - Cast

Sham

Cast

Rahme - Cast

Rahme

Cast

Mais - Cast

Mais

Cast

Fatin Al Jasem - Cast

Fatin Al Jasem

Cast

Reham Alhakim - Cast

Reham Alhakim

Cast

Company

Director Zoe Lafferty

Set Designer Bissane al-Sharif

Costume Designer Farah Karouta

Lighting Howard Hudson

Sound David Gregory

Associate Director Shereen Zoumot

Reviews

Queens of Syria

★★★★
"It's a compelling - and humbling - show"

Queens of Syria

★★★★
"The ending is terribly moving, for theatregoers, certainly, but most importantly for members of the human race"

Queens of Syria

★★★★
"A powerful piece of theatre created from the fierce and devastating testimonies of a group of Syrian women"

Queens of Syria

★★★★
"Reflective but pressing, it's undeniably powerful"

Queens of Syria

★★★★★
"Gripping and moving"