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Gillian Lynne Theatre, London4.52 reviews

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Queens of Syria, a unique one-off show at the New London Theatre!

"A raw reminder of our common humanity, hitting an extraordinary pitch of intensity"
The Times

"A terribly moving show for theatregoers but, most importantly, for members of the human race"
The Evening Standard

"An eloquent re-working of an ancient text - intense, compelling and humbling"
The Independent

"It’s a piece full of pain and longing —but there is icy, humbling rage here too"
Financial Times

First staged in Amman in 2013, and the subject of an award winning documentary, Developing Artists and Refuge Productions present 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.

Following a sold out season at the Young Vic, Queens of Syria comes to the New London Theatre for a unique gala performance. 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.

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Additional Information

Running time

1 hour 10 mins

Performance dates

Sunday 24 July 2016 6.30pm

Venue Information

Gillian Lynne Theatre166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW

Customer Reviews

2 reviews4.5

Pip Hardaker27th July

Moving stories, powerfully told by all of the female cast, which humanise the tragedy of Syrian refugees.

Last Charles Cecil25th July

Play very moving, but.... We were advised to be in our seats by 6pm and that play would start at 6.30. We weren't allowed in auditorium until 6.20 and play started at 6.50 !!!!!