Queens of Syria
Fri 15 Jul to Sat 16 Jul 2016
£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
Director Zoe Lafferty
Set Designer Bissane al-Sharif
Costume Designer Farah Karouta
Lighting Howard Hudson
Sound David Gregory
Associate Director Shereen Zoumot
"It's a compelling - and humbling - show"
"The ending is terribly moving, for theatregoers, certainly, but most importantly for members of the human race"
"A powerful piece of theatre created from the fierce and devastating testimonies of a group of Syrian women"
"Reflective but pressing, it's undeniably powerful"
"Gripping and moving"