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Written 2,500 years ago, one of the world’s oldest plays speaks to us through the ages with startling resoncance for our troubled times.
Performed by a community chorus of Lambeth and Southwark residents alongside a professional cast.
An ancient story of self and other first performed at the birth of democracy, David Greig's new English translation of Aeschylus' text has fresh relevance in 2017.
Part play, part ritual, The Suppliant Women reunites the team be-hind The Events and continues the Young Vic's Horizons season, exploring the lives of refugees.
A group of strong but scared women set sail from their home, leaving everything they have behind.
Facing forced marriage, they seek sanctuary in Greece.
When they arrive, the King and the people must decide their fate.
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London SE1 8LZ
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
A limited number of discounts are available for each performance.
Early booking is advised.
Audio described performance:
Sat 18 Nov, 2.30pm
Thur 23 Nov, 7.30pm
Gemma May Rees
New version by David Greig
Composer: John Browne
Director: Ramin Gray
Designer: Lizzie Clachan
Choreography: Sasha Milavic Davies
Lighting: Charles Balfour
Production: An Actors Touring Company, Young Vic and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production.