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The Suppliant Women


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.
The Suppliant Women at the Young Vic

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
Ramin Gray

Author:

By Aeschylus

New version by David Greig


Production:
An Actors Touring Company, Young Vic and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production.

Music:
John Browne

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


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.


Synopsis


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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Box office tel: 020 7922 2922

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Dates


Previews from: Monday 13 November 2017

Press night: Thursday 16 November 2017

Closes: Saturday 25 November 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Previews:
(13 - 15 Nov) £10, £20

Standard:
£10, £20, £29, £38

Concessions:

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance.


Early booking is advised.


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Access information


Audio described performance:

Sat 18 Nov, 2.30pm


Captioned performance:

Thur 23 Nov, 7.30pm 


Cast


With 


Callum Armstrong

Oscar Batterham

Ben Burton

Omar Ebrahim

Gemma May Rees


Creatives


Director: Ramin Gray
Designer: Lizzie Clachan
Choreography: Sasha Milavic Davies
Lighting: Charles Balfour
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